How to develop non-formal qualifications? Presenting good practices cases:
Developing occupational profiles − What skills do workers in waste management and recycling need to perform their jobs?
Project Manager Conny Larsson and expert Thomas Nylund at Sobona, the Employers Association for Local Service Enterprises in Sweden, gave a presentation explaining why and how they have worked with developing occupational profiles, qualifications and validation procedures within the waste management and recycling sector. An occupational profile is a quality-assured description of what an individual should be able to perform and take responsibility for within the framework of a specific occupational role or skills area.
The profiles are developed together with experienced workers who help describe the skills needed to perform tasks and jobs.
At this point, 4 of these occupational profiles are the basis for qualifications levelled (formally included) in the SeQF and Sobona is planning on applying for levelling for additional profiles.