The demand analysis has been done in collaboration with chambers of commerce and national educational institutions from five European countries. The contributions from each country were integrated into a so called review of demands and refined tow times. This integrated version was then disseminated back to the chambers of e-commerce and national educational institutions of 5 European countries and agreed. They formed the basis for the job role design.
The project web site has been set up in April 2002 and is available online. It has been marketed through search engines and at different conferences in Europe, especially at e-Work and e-Business Conference 2002 in Prague and at EuroSPI 2002 in Nuremberg, to some 500 hundred attendees altogether. A lot more audience will be addressed in the board mass mailing with EuroSPI in 2003, reaching some 30000.
The job role design has been based on the demand analysis and has used European skills card definition standards to describe job roles, skills units, performance criteria, and required evidences. The skills units have been mapped onto course modules defining a clear course programme aligned with the agreed job roles. These job roles have been reviewed at a project meeting and have been re-agreed with the involved chambers of commerce and national educational institutions of 5 countries in Europe.
In the project "E-Commerce-Jobs" we developed a skill set for this new profession, a set of training materials for each skill unit within the skill set for an e-commerce and multimedia engineer and make those materials available through a server in the Candidate countries and in the European member states.
Skills assessment site can be found at
It allows people to register for a self assessment which creates automatically a self assessment space to assess against the e-commerce engineer, the e-business manager and the e-strategy manager.
An e-working server has been set up to support project management and distributed development of the partnership (including a discussion forum), including version control of materials produced.
Course module assignments have been agreed amongst the partners and outlined in a separate document. This clear work assignment has also been reviewed at the Vienna project meeting in October 2002.
Course Module Specifications and templates for the course design have been established and form the basis for all partners to deliver the courses. Development of first courses is currently its way based on these specification.
You can try two types of e-commerce application. First type is a real life example of the Victory project where customer registration, product database, ordering, etc. has been implemented. Second type is a newspaper ordering.
E-commerce Business Manager Unit1 Element 1
Overview of E-Business