Building green skills for trainers in the construction industry

The European Commission has adjudicated to Fundación Laboral de la Construcción ten new projects to be developed over the next three years. In four of them, the joint entity will participate as coordinator and in the other six, as partner.

The four initiatives led by Fundación Laboral de la Construcción belong to the Erasmus+ programme, entre las que está “Bus.Trainers. Building skills in energy efficiency and renewable energy systems for trainers in the construction industry”, within the framework of Key Action 2 of Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices.

Renewable energies and energy efficiency, applied to renovation

The conversion of the construction sector towards the use of renewable energies and energy efficiency, applied to rehabilitation and building is an unavoidable issue to reach the 2020 horizon. Bus. Trainers is a training programme for trainers from the construction industry in “green” skills, which are competences in energy efficiency and renewable energies. The purpose of the programme is to overcome skills imbalance and increase competitiveness in the construction sector by empowering the crucial role of trainers.

The project, coordinated by Fundación Laboral de la Construcción, will last from November 2016 to the same month of 2019 and will involve nine other partners from Spain, Greece, Italy, Malta and Portugal: Confederación Nacional de la Construcción (CNC) and Institut de Robòtica i de Tecnologies de la Informació i de les Comunicacions (IRTIC-Universitat de València), from Spain; Ente per la Formazione e l’addestramento professionale nell’edilizia (Formedil) and Associazione Nazionale Costruttori Edili (Ance), from Italy; Centro de Formação Profissional da Indústria da Construção Civil e Obras Públicas do Sul (Cenfic) and Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (LNEG), from Portugal; Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) and Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen & Merchants, from Greece; and Malta Intelligent Energy Management Agency and Gozo Business Chamber, from Malta.

Among the results of this initiative is to create a new European qualification and certification of competences, a collaborative platform to support trainers in their professional development and the implementation of open and innovative courses adapted to e-learning.

Cedefop bet for teachers and trainers’ professional development
LNEG lecture on green skills and trainer profile in the construction industry