The Maltese municipality of Birgu has been the place chosen by the European consortium to celebrate the fifth meeting of the Bus.Trainers project, belonging to the Erasmus+ program, from 7th to 9th November. The meeting was attended by representatives of the different entities that are part of the project, from Malta, Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal.
Infoday ‘Building Skills on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Systems for Trainers in the Construction Industry’, in Malta
This Friday November 9th we celebrate the Infoday “Building Skills on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Systems for Trainers in the Construction Industry”, in Malta, which aims to promote the training of trainers of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in green skills for subsequent transmission of knowledge to students of VET and continuing vocational training.
It was held on June 27 at LNEG, Lisbon, the lecture “What are green skills? The profile of the trainer in the green skills in the construction industry in Portugal” which intended to make a brief summary of the European project BuS.Trainers, already in the second year of realization.
Through this leaflet about the BuS Trainers project, for anyone who is interested to know more in a simple, concise and clear way, why it is important for the construction industry to rely on the training of trainers in greenskills, which eventually will lead them to acquire specialized knowledge in energy efficient (EE) and management of renewal energy system (RES).
First results of the Bus.Trainers Project about the lacks of “green” skills of VET trainers in the construction
One of the five priority objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, the axis about “climate change and energy”, decisively marks a turn in the European Union towards a “green” economy.
In fact, since the original commitments assumed by the members (20% of reduction of greenhouse effect, in relation with the 1990 levels, 20% of renewal energy and an increase on 20% of energy efficient), the goal have changed for 2030 (at least 40% of reduction in greenhouse effect, in relation with 1990 levels, at least 27% of renewal energy and 27% of improvement in energy efficient) This “waybill” guide us to a low-carbon competitive economy for 2050, which considerates more the weather and consumes less energy (80% of reduction of greenhouse effect, in relation with 1990 levels, going to reach a 60% by 2024).
Teachers and trainers working in vocational education and training (VET) are key actors to ensure the quality of the professionals and meet to today’s demands. They play an essential role in the implementation of national and Europe reforms. In this sense the European Center for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) supports the development of EU policies that quality teachers and trainers through targeted and transversal activities.
Teachers and trainers’ professional development is a priority on the EU policy agenda. For achieve this, the Bruges communiqué (2010) invited Member States to invest in VET teachers and trainers by offering flexible training provision.
Spain, Italy, Greece, Malta and Portugal spread the Build Up Skills project in the framework of Bus.Trainers, in Lisbon
Agents of the Bus.Trainer partner institutions made an idea-sharing session of the Build Up Skills projects developed in Spain, Italy, Greece, Malta and Portugal, during the second meeting hold in Lisboa together with the Portuguese partners, the National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG).
On May 18, more than 60 people went to the event where the Bus.Trainers project was introduced, just like other different initiatives from the south of Europa related to “green” skills, specialized in energy efficient and renewal energies for trainers in the construction sector.
José Antonio Viejo, the director of the institution, welcomed the fourteen members of the consortium, and then gave the word to Javier Gonzalez, responsible for the International Project of the Institution, who coordinated the international meeting along with Beatriz Oliete the responsible researcher of the project, and Elena Novillo the financial responsible of European projects.