StageRight – Degrees for Skilled Workers
The preparation for the StageRight project was launched in 2017 at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in the department of Live Performance Engineering by setting up an inquiry to the organizations in the field. The inquiry examined future competences and deficiencies in the field, developing professional competency in the workplace and experiences concerning education.
The results of the survey indicated that up to 65% of the staff in the surveyed live performance engineering organizations are lacking professional training. According to the survey, developing competences and educating the personnel are important and timely factors for the employers. However, the methods or the competences to educate the employees are missing. Having easy access to education was considered a key problem. The survey also provided information on the most essential skill deficits in the following years.
StageRight project set to develop an extramural education system
The objective of the StageRight project was to improve the supply and the quality of education in the live performance field. The primary objective of the project was to develop an extramural education system, in which the employees in the field could complete parts of degrees and diplomas.
The live performance field is characterized by rapidly evolving technological and productional changes. The project met the needs of the employees and those under the threat of unemployment to improve their professional skills and competences and thus provides the possibility of participating in lifelong learning. Key element of the project was the co-operation between the industry and the audiovisual technical companies and organizations.
StageRight project started in 2019 and ended in March 2021.
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StageRight project was executed by Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. The project started in 2019 and ended in March 2021 and it has been funded by European Social Fund.