Information System

MyCompetence is created within a project Development of a Workforce Competence Assessment System by Sectors and Regions carried out by the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA) in partnership with the Confederation of the Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) and the Confederation of Labour „Podkrepa” and the financial assistance of the European Social Fund.

MyCompetence’s objectives are:

  • to create functional compatibility and possibilities for integrated data usage
  • to generate and collect in one place information and know-how with regard to managing the implementation process of the competence approach in human capital development
  • to support and initiate effective measures (at sector and regional level) for employment and skills development of Bulgaria’s workforce
  • to incorporate good practices from the implementation of the human resources management process
  • to create a library with the possibilities for support of lifelong learning
  • to provide relevant materials for the support of lifelong learning
  • to allow finding and storing of published documents which can be analysed in order to outline trends and recommendations

The functioning and effectiveness of MyCompetence is ensured by the National competence assessment network which encompasses employers, managers, specialists, consultants, state experts and experts from other institutions.

The main users of MyCompetence are:

  • Organisations (managers, HRM specialists, competence assessors)
  • Ministries, agencies and other institutions and organisations related to the labour market and the spheres of education, continuous learning, recruitment and employee leasing, career guidance 
  • Higher education institutions, vocational schools, licensed centres for vocational training
  • Organisations providing services in the spheres of recruitment, management, training and development of human resources
  • Workers and employees legally employed by organisations
  • Students.

The main elements of MyCompetence are:

  • Module „Sector models”
  • Module „Competence assessment”
  • Module „Economic sectors information”
  • Module „E-learning”
  • Module „Development resources”

A sector competence model includes:

  • A list of key positions in the sector
  • A description of the key business processes
  • A catalogue of core, managerial and specific competencies typical for the job positions included

A sector competence model supports improvement in qualifications by providing transparency with regard to the qualifications needed for working as a professional in a particular role in the sector or in a particular organisation.  It acts as link between an employer, an employee and a student by describing the competences necessary for workplace success.

Competencies in the sector model are grouped into three main clusters:

  • Core competencies
  • Managerial competencies
  • Specific competencies.

The selection and description of competencies is done according to the qualification levels set out in the National qualifications framework (NQF). Each competency is related via a code to the clusters created in MyCompetence and the respective NQF qualifications.

The model of key positions by sector consists of two main components:

  • Job description
  • Competence framework (a set of required job specific competencies)

Knowledge and skills included in the job description are organised and classified on the basis of specially developed customized MyCompetence classifiers. In addition to education requirements, degrees and education institutions recommended for work in the sector (specific universities and vocational schools) are listed along with the corresponding NQF qualification level.

Confederation of the Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria BULGARIAN INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION Confederation of Labour „Podkrepa”