Society and its institutions depend entirely on specialized expertise. The inquire Competence for better Practice and Assessment (iComPAss) project has been an NFR supported competence project in which all partners were involved in the implementation of the project. As a competence project, the starting point was the organisations' need for expertise; in this case, the Master's in Organisation and Management at HVL (formerly the College of Sogn- og Fjordane) and decision makers in Fire and Rescue Services at Sotra Fire Protection IKS. Both organisations wanted to raise the quality of their training, to find methods to identify competency needs, and to develop methods and supporting technology that could provide a better overview of existing training and identified competency needs. NORCE and UiB have developed a method for identifying comptence needs and investigated the analysis and visualisation of comptence overviews. Three Masters students at UiB have developed apps to support aspects of firefighter training. In addition, Enovate AS has participated and further developed an existing product and developed a prototype for a data collection tool.
Results from iComPAss include:
Access to a complete overview of the competence that an individual or groups of individuals have, such as a mix of formal requirements and informal needs, is necessary for many organisations. A main focus of iComPAss has been to investigate how technology can contribute to and support the development of an overview of the competencies identified as necessary in a professional role.
Identifying Competence Needs: Inquiring Practice is a method for the identification of competence needs based on everyday work practices. In order to identify competence needs organisation leaders are interviewed and practitioner's everyday work is described through textual descriptions. Skills are first identified from these descriptions and the skills and their context details are worked on in workshops with practitioners. The result is a competence map for the organisation.
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Research Council of Norway, FINNUT 246765/H20
NORCE: Barbara Wasson (20%), Cecilie Johanne Slokvik Hansen, Grete Netteland, Jo Dugstad Wake, Øystein Reigem (9 months), Marina Hirnstein (3 months); UiB: Barbara Wasson, Hans Skretting (Masters student), Edvard Pires Bjørgen (Masters student), Fredrik Vonheim Heimsæter (Masters student), Susan Bull (1 month); ENOVATE AS: Henrik von Schlanbusch, Øyvind Meistad, Lars Schlanbusch, Fredrik Jessen; Maastricht University: Jeroen Van Merrienboer; Technical University of Graz: Michael Kickmeier-Rust