More than 50% of the objective of increasing energy efficiency and renewable energies will come from building

Trainer training, professional qualifications, user awareness and compliance with quality standards are key aspects for the 2020 horizon, according to experts who participated in the informative seminar on «The importance of training of trainers in ‘green’ skills for the construction sector», organized by Confederación Nacional de la Construcción (CNC), with the collaboration of Fundación Laboral de la Construcción, on Thursday May 10th, attended by about twenty representatives of institutions and companies from the construction industry and the field of training.

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Bus.Trainers participates in CINCOS’18, the Portuguese Congress of Innovation on Sustainable Construction

The Portuguese partner LNEG presented, on 7 December, the Bus.Trainers project along with its others ongoing initiatives in CINCOS’18, the Congress of Innovation on Sustainable Construction, organized by Cluster Sustainable Habitat. An organization that brings together various entities, including: companies, municipalities, research centers and others actors linked to the value chain of construction.

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Build Up Skills II, a ‘successful, relevant, timely and unique initiative’

A report by the European Commission highlights the “Construye 2020 Route” as an example of best practices.

“Build Up Skills II has been a successful, relevant, timely and unique initiative. The European projects helped lay the foundations for the training of construction workers, developed innovative and high quality materials, developed a good network and made construction workers and policy makers aware of the importance of energy efficiency and renewable energy systems and succeeded in bringing training in specialized skills to blue-collar workers”.

These are the general conclusions of the final evaluation report of the European initiative Build Up Skills Pillar II has just released this week. The study was carried out by the consultancy firm Trinomics, with the support of an advisory firm, specialized in education and innovation policies, Visionary Analytics, for the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (Easme) and analyzed the 22 Build Up Skills Pillar II projects that were carried out in the European Union, where the “Construye 2020 Route”, led by the Fundación Laboral, is also mentioned as an example of best practices.

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The Council of the EU adopts a European framework for the apprentices training of quality and effective

The Council today adopted a recommendation on a framework for quality and effective apprenticeships which will help young people to enter the world of work.

The recommendation encourages the development of a highly skilled and qualified workforce which is responsive to the needs of the labour market. By applying common criteria for the quality and effectiveness of apprenticeships, member states will be better able to develop and promote their national apprenticeship schemes.

According to Biser Petkov, President of the Council and Minister for Labour and Social Policies of Bulgaria: “It’s very positive that in a short period of time the Council managed to reach a common understanding for the quality and effectiveness criteria to be used to maintain and develop the national apprenticeship schemes. It’s a step in the right direction to support further young people’s entry in the labour market, as well as adults’ career progression and transition into employment”.

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