Title Training course with intergenerational mentoring sytem regarding historical building reparation
Project Number 2012-1-NL1-LEO05-08715
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
The main objective of the InPhaseOut project is to create a methodology based on intergenerational competence-based
learning through which older workers from the construction sector with wide experience and young trainees can exchange their knowledge helping each other gain new competences to fit in the current market demands and bridging the gap
between both generations. This project will be carried out in the frame of old building rehabilitation, since the current
economic situation that Europe is facing has entailed many changes in the construction sector and this remains a potential
labour source for young trainees in the construction branch.
In order to fulfill the needs for the construction professionals in the rehabilitation of buildings it is essential to execute
properly an identification of knowledge, skills and competences. The MATRIX developed during SQF-CON, which constitutes
the innovative product to be transferred, will be used to assess learners and professionals knowledge, skills and
competence in the field of buildings rehabilitation techniques and ICT in order to develop a suitable training programme.
InPhaseOut counts on a well balanced consortium formed by several institutions involved in the construction sector,
especialized vocational training centres, association of companies in the branch and organizations for employment
development, with consolidated experience in designing and executing training programmes according to the market
needs. All of them are aware of the need of concrete measures to reactivate the sector and boost employment. Each
partner brings their own expertise and experience to the partnership, with each contributing equally to the success of the
InPhaseOut is the consequence of a situation common to all partner countries and even extensive to all EU members, which
means that collaboration and exchange of good practices among different countries is a clear advantage and a must.
The outcomes of the project will include matrices and report on needs in terms of knowledge/skills/competences for
traditional jobs in historical building rehabilitation, a training programme designed for the target groups (young inexperienced trainees and older experienced workers) on historical building rehabilitation techniques and ICTs, training materials, guidelines for participants in the intergenerational programme and a guide for trainers. This will create a knowledge gathering from practical skills to extend the basic knowledge available in current curricula. Thus making VET centers more flexible and sustainable.
Impact of InPhaseOut will be extended to the target groups in all countries involved in the project: Spain, Belgium, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. The Consortium will extend the impact after the end of the project to replicate it as regular training and to make it a part of the HRM procedure in companies involved.