Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text Sustainable development and plastics industry : what about training your operators to sustainability?
To meet the needs of the industrial sector, several organizations representing the plastics industry in Europe have worked together to develop the PLASTIGREEN training.
Such additional training addresses operators technicians of the plastics companies wishing to develop their job to anticipate and be more responsive to economic, social and environmental changing in present and future. In fact, external factors such as European and national regulations, the requirements with respect to quality and product safety, or the transparency and balance of trade require new skills to meet the needs of the company but
also to develop his job.
The PLASTIGREEN training therefore focuses on new emerging skills related to sustainable development. According the "Sustainable Professionalization" methodology, the partners have organisaed the training around six modules:
Use of energy
Organisation and communication
The economic and social context of the plastics industry in Europe shows the necessity of preparing young people and professionals for new qualifications in sustainable development, which are indispensable to the evolution of
Based on the existing professional profile in each of the countries, the partners are interested in sustainable development factors affecting the traditional job of the operator in plastics. These influences are both
conditioned by a national policy, EU regulations, but also by local cultural practices as well as global. New
professional activities have thus emerged to meet these new constraints. In connection with companies, the partners have updated professional profile with new tasks and have thus identified new skills necessary to
practice the job.
These new skills are related to the following activities:
- Routine maintenance
- Health and Safety
- Total Quality Management
Recognition, transparency, certification
Sectors Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
transparency and certification
program or curricula
description of new occupation profiles
- Common Professional profile of the operator job in plastics processing company.
- Qualifications standard according to the context of the partners' countries.
- Plastigreen curriculum : training standard and learning guide
- updating methodology to adapt the training to the market needs.
- Plastigreen network to promote the training and to ensure its sustainability.