Title Mobility in Building Construction Sector through ECVET
Project Number 2012-1-PL1-LEO05-27451
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Acc. to Bruge Communique an important issue is the match between supply and demand on the labour market. More exchange and cooperation is sought between education and industry, to improve the match between education outcomes and the needs on the labour market. The goal of ECVET-BUD was to define and draft a model to accredite, accumulate and recognise ECVET credits to assessed and validated professional competences denominated with appropriate learning outcomes.
Our project made it easier to understand and to use ECVET by VET institutions thanks to engagement of representatives of this target group among others in the work of the Steering Committee called within this project and by active participation in dissemination seminars/workshops and the conference organised within the project.
Our project brought the practical solutions of development and use of ECVET in the area of mobility and validation of non formal and informal learning.
Building construction sector is the one of the key sector in the European economy and labour market. In recent years the construction industry has been highly concentrated in Polish economy. Around one quarter of all persons employed in the Polish non-financial business economy were employed within construction activities in 2007. Competition in this sector is global and skills of the workforce in this sector have to be continuously updated and cross border acquisition of skilled employers is the reality. Regarding both, the labour market as well as the competitiveness of European building construction sector, comparability of qualifications and competencies and mobility of workers is required. ECVET is the useful tool for facilitating transparency, transfer and recognition of skills across EU member states and European VET system.
The ECVET-BUD consortium was formed as multi actors partnership, involving social partners and training and research organizations. The partnership had established a Steering Committee in Poland (stakeholders, certification and validation bodies, social partners, representatives of VET institutions in building construction).
The involvement of all key actors - among them institutional authorities and the end users - in the project's activities was not only crucial for the success of the implementation of the ECVET process but ensured the impact beyond the lifetime of the project. This impact was promoted by creation of a network "ECVET in building construction" and by project's tangible results.
ECVET-BUD contributed to implementation of ECVET not only for building sector but also have an impact on the progress of European VET systems.
Description The main project's aim was: Promotion of transparency, transferability, validation and recognition of learning outcomes achieved by individuals in non-formal and informal education. ECVET-BUD aimed to support the implementation of ECVET in building construction sector and to promote the transfer of skills and competencies and mobility of workers. In other words, the main aim was to pre-design the common solutions to denominate learning outcomes and professional standards using ECVET credit points tool in building construction sector.
Recognition, transparency, certification
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
transparency and certification
1. The Compendium "ECVET credits for professional qualifications in building construction sector: How to exploit it?" - provides practical advice and models for relevant instruments
2. The Memorandum of Understanding between European and sectoral stake-holders and key actors
3. The Guidelines of ECVET credits in building construction sector addressed to institutional decision-makers at local, regional, national and European level.
Among intangible results:
1. The increase of transparency, transferability and recognition of skills, competences and qualifications in UE
2. The promotion of skills, competencies and mobility of workers in building construction sector
3. The compilation of two ideas: learning outcomes concept and competency based approach.