Title Training Profile "second hand" based on work process standards
Project Number DE/09/LLP-LdV/TOI/147207
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text In the project were done a sustained implementation, testing phase and further development of an European-wide uniform sector-specific qualification for the employees of the European second hand sector basing on work process-related standards. The focus is on the business field furniture, electrical appliances, textiles, books and CDs. The relevant qualifications have been tested in six countries and provide the basis for a later development of a sector-specific initial training.
Summary The analyses that are carried out by the previous Leonardo project "QualiProSecondHand" within the European second hand sector have clearly demonstrated that the second hand sector, especially in the fields textile, CD / books, furniture and electronic equipment, will grow in the future because of changes in the consumer behaviour and the environmental awareness. Even today, this sector offers plenty of potential for employees, especially for the group of the disadvantaged people. Rising quality standards entail inevitably a need of qualification for the employees. Only through appropriate qualification initiatives and learning methods and concepts that are adapted to the specifics of the sector and that can give people the necessary know-how, the future and increasing requirements can be handled. The aim of the project was to transfer the qualification profile which was developed in the previous project "QuliProSecondHand" into country-specific concepts and to test selected sector-specific training modules with employees and qualifier in the second hand sector as well as to adapt, to implement and optimize them. This involved the transfer and implementation of especially for the sector developed instruments to identify the need of qualification of employees and of an instrument to check the quality of the implemented training measures. In addition to work process-related quality standards, the objective of the project was to establish them in the sector as well as to adapt them.
Description In the innovation transfer project have been implemented, tested and further developed the products, which are already developed under a previous Leonardo project with the focus on comparative material. The individual products have been adapted to the country-specific conditions such as various education and training systems, different structures in the second hand sector and different labour market conditions and tested and optimized in three test periods with actors of the second hand sector. Finally they have been sustainable implemented through the project partner into national second hand networks as well as companies of the second hand sector. There was a sustained implementation: in Belgium in companies of the network RESSOURCES,in Austria in member companies of th association RepaNet, in Germany in companies of the network Second Chance Ost and in member companies of the association BAG Arbeit e.V as well as a distribution by the association Second Hand vernetzt e.V., in Finland in companies belonging to the networks Kaarinan Työttömät, Raision Seudun Työttömät, Liedon Kisällikellari and Helsingin Työja Toiminta,in Bulgaria by employment agencies and the University of Sofia in institutions for further training. Only in Slovenia, where the sector is still at the beginning of its development could be not happen a direct implementation in companies etc. But they will sustainable work on a further development of a qualification parallel to the devopment of the sector.The Slovenian partner in this regard has built important contacts with key political leaders and the CPI. To test the products in each country have been build up a corresponding network of qualifiers / trainers, participants – especially employees of the second hand sector - and experts. Furthermore, the results were summarized and harmonized to create a sustainable basis for a later development of a European-wide initial training in the field of second hand sector. Therefore have been tested and further developed teaching and learning materials for selected sector-specific and sector-relevant training modules. A further outcome of these tests were the adaptation of already developed quality standards for a sector-specific qualification. Furthermore as a part of the testing phases an instrument to identify the need of qualification of the employees of the sector and an instrument for the quality check of qualification trainings have been implemented, tested and optimized together with the beneficiaries. The products have been published on the national level as well as on the European level, that interested stakeholder can get all information and products to use them.
Utilization and distribution of results
Access for disadvantaged
Recognition, transparency, certification
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities
Other Service Activities
In the framework of the project following products and results have been worked out
1. Teaching and learning contents of selected sector-specific qualification modules inclusive a didactical preparation
2. Instrument to identify the need of qualification consisting a guideline for the use of the instrument that includes nine specific questionnaires and an analysis instrument to analyse them
3. Instrument for the quality check of qualification trainings inclusive a guideline for the use, specific evaluation questionnaires and an instrument to analyse the evaluation results
4. Work process-related quality standards for sector-specific qualification trainings as a kind of documentation
5. Proposal for building up national networks in the different partner countries to assure sustainable the use of the tested products
6. Advanced homepage to transfer the products and results