Title Painters lead change: Towards a European recognition of professional qualifications
Project Number 2009-1-FR1-LEO05-07439
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text PEINTRES-EURO-QUALIF is aimed at validating the skills common to painters Belgian, Spanish, French and Italian, by the construction of a common title of painter finishing level 2 of the EQF.
To reduce the differences between business’ needs and the provision of training/qualification to construction workers, 4 training centers (France, Spain, Italy, Belgium) implement an European technical/vocational diploma of Finisher Painter Level II (Nomenclature EQF (European Qualifications Framework)).
There was a double objective: on one hand, to allow people without qualifications on craftsmanship to obtain a first-level-qualification in the professional sector of painting and on the other hand, to participate in the construction of an European system of recognition of qualifications.
In order to achieve this double objective, they were built around the vocational diploma a training guide, and 4 referentials (activity, skills, evaluation and equivalency).
Vocational diploma’s construction is based of learning units or modules, which makes this project compatible with the ECVET system.
The project's final beneficiaries are job seekers and unskilled workers: obtaining a transnational recognition of their skills will facilitate mobility, synonymous of professional success.
Description In Europe, the construction sector is for more than 15 years confronted with important needs of recruitment. The sector has difficulty in finding of the workforce and in particular skilled workers. The negative image of the buildings professions for young people prevents the initial training from providing at the level of the needs of companies a workforce qualified in the sector. The absence of recognition of the national professional qualifications within the European space makes that the professional mobility does not come along with a recognition of the professional experiences for the construction workers, and restricts the hiring of the newcomers in the market of the building sector, young, women or persons in occupational retraining. Painter profesion is in the center of numerous problems which provoke a considerable and inevitable evolution of the job: security of construction sites, evolution of techniques and products, management of the waste… These major changes of the job which oblige companies - more than 90 % having less than 10 employees - to adapt itself place painter's job in position to introduce new practices for the whole building sector.
Recognition, transparency, certification
transparency and certification
material for open learning
built tools are :
* a training manual containing the pedagogies developed to accompany the unskilled public in qualification training. Using these methods allows meet the gap between the expectations of these audiences and providing training, and records of strong success rate in tests of validation of skills acquired.
* an international recognition system of painters skills containing the terms
charges and the procedure to be adopted by organizations wishing to integrate
approach of equity progressive content of qualifications in painting
provided in Europe. Its final beneficiaries are the unemployed workers not qualified
: Getting a transnational recognition of their skills facilitate mobility professional success.