COMPETENCE CENTER FOR FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE

PROJECT KOC-TOP

Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School started the Competence Center in 2018 within the KoC-ToP project, which was partly funded by the European Union through the European Social Fund under the Operational Program for the Implementation of the European Cohesion Policy 2014-2020, and by Slovenian Ministry of Labor, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities.

The KOC-TOP project from 2019-2022 is also partly funded by the European Union through the European Social Fund under the Operational Program for the Implementation of the European Cohesion Policy 2014-2020, and by Slovenian Ministry of Labor, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. 

The Competence Center is based on the KOC-TOP Competence Model and uses RESPO application for decision support in selection of advisable education. The RESPO system has been developed within the creative path to knowledge program of the Slovene Public Scholarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund and is based on the analysis of several parameters that capture the competencies of individuals and the competencies required for a particular workplace. It uses four different algorithms to direct each individual employee to the most useful training program that is advisable based on their existing knowledge and the requirements of their workplace. It also tracks the progress of each employee's competencies over time. In this way, RESPO expert system helps to alleviate the lacking competencies and contributes to raising the qualifications of the employees, which results in enhancing the quality of work in companies, while at the same time efficiently equipping employees with the key competencies needed in the future.

The RESPO application is running locally. If you need more information about the Competence Center of if you are interested in testing the application, please contact Professor Aleksander Zidanšek at aleksander.zidansek@mps.si.
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