Certified Professional is a competency-oriented certification framework for professionals working on climate change innovation and entrepreneurship. Instead of certifying job-specific competencies, Climate-KIC Certified Professional will certify competencies required across sectors. According to the focus they are grouped under the titles: Accelerating Transition, Promoting Innovation, andDriving Entrepreneurship. The certificate will:
- provide evidence of qualification required for many future-oriented jobs (and expose existing talent)
- create a community of professionals and experts committed to work on climate innovation
- increase the transparency of the European job market, across industries and countries
Our internal test phase of the Certified Professional in Accelerating Transition in November and December 2015 met with great interest. It attracted candidates from fifteen nations – including Taiwan and Canada – and generated very valuable feedback.
For the next stage of the project, the pilot with external candidates, we are seeking qualified knowledgeable professionals in the transition area with experience in evaluation and assessment to establish a pool of assessors. These assessors will use the competency framework and assessment tools provided to analyse and verify professional competencies of candidates. The assessment will be based on project experience evidenced in a written dossier and in an online interview.
We are recruiting assessors for the pilot phase, running from July 15 until November 2016. For more information on Certified Professional and requirements for the role of assessor, please visit: http://certifiedprofessional.eu/ and take look on the call.