Title EdilMap - Enhancing the learning experiences and encouraging the acknowledgement of abilities and competencies in the building construction domain EdilMap
Project Number LLP-LdV-TOI-11-IT-755
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text Methodologies and techniques for the recognition and validation of non formal and informal learning in the building construction domain - focus on green competencies for green jobs
Summary EdilMap project proposes an innovative methodology able to map and represent the tacit competencies and skills characterizing the sector and therefore ensures their replicability thanks to a sectorial and institutional certification’s path.
EdilMap project is finalized to assure an effective and tailored transfer of a methodological innovation able to map, describe and certificate tacit knowledge characterizing the constructions’ sector, in particular the green jobs, characterized by strong connections with the territory, by tacit and experiential knowledge and by non-formal/informal learning systems.In Italy, as well as in Europe, the constructions’ sector is characterized by negative trend, with limited investments, while companies seek to improve their competitiveness, even by means of acknowledgement path of their workers. In this scenario, green economy is one of the key driver for the restart of the constructions’ sector, as confirmed by the main institutional and market level stakeholders.
Furthermore the project will test personnel certifications’ paths in accordance with ISO international standards that the business community appreciates and the VET Regional System will include in its methodology.
In this, the project contributes: (i) to the description, the formalization and enhancement of skills, abilities and competencies acquired in non formal and informal learning contexts; (ii) to the identification of at least four new profiles, consistent with the European framework; (iii) to the development of assessed curricula for the new profiles, built by unit of competence and learning aims; (iv) to the construction and testing of a certification’s path for competence acquired in non formal or informal learning contexts, consistent with the national and regional guide lines; (v) to the cooperation between VET actors and labour market.
Recognition, transparency, certification
program or curricula
transparency and certification
description of new occupation profiles
EdilMap produces a tool set comprising a knowledge base and a thesaurus able to represent the tacit knowledge and competencies as mapped by a huge and wide fieldwork activity involving key persons (sectoral experts). Three regional areas are involved: two in Italy (Lombardia and Marche) and one in Swiss (Ticino).
An effective results’ exploitation is assured by at least four new profile certified and assessed curricula. A multi-targeted dissemination activity accompanies all project’s life cycle with events, publications, web communication and social networks. The mainstreaming strategy produces guidelines for VET policy makers and a further intersectoral and geographical transfer of the innovation. The introduction of international certification schemes helps to enrich the system with new elements of the qualifications framework defined by the Region in a view of system integration. The partnership brings together methodological experts; key-stakeholders, experts in training design, European project management and quality assurance organizations coming from Italy, Swiss and Germany.