ESCO can be used in tools that help users to identify their training needs.
Such tools are based on a comparison between:
- the knowledge, skill and competence profile of the user, and
- the expected profile for a successful transition or career development.
The difference between these two are the training or up-skilling need. Digital systems can also support users in finding the appropriate learning opportunities.
Skills profiles of users can be analysed based on CVs or on information that they provide directly in the system. The expected skills profile can for example be based on big data analyses, on a specific job vacancy or job role described by an employer or on an analysis of the career progression of other users.