initiative aims at creating a new environmental figure for the metal
sector, especially SMEs with low-qualified workers, in order to foster a
green culture in the sector and provide a qualified staff, able to deal
with the environmental performance of the enterprises
For 2014, the
GreenPoint team wished you an environmental friendly year!
In 2013, our
consortium worked on the design of a qualification standard answering the training needs identified in the metal and
automotive sectors in order to create the Green Point figure, a worker able to
manage environmental issues in the SMEs. On the basis of this qualification standard , we developed the
GreenPoint course, made of an online training course and a toolkit, providing
new environmental skills to the workers. The course is now online, and is going tested in order to
produce its final version and implement it in entreprise. Also, we invite all
interested workers, trainers and stakeholders to contact the different project partners to get information
on this training programme and to register as a pilot trainee. As usual,
we also invite you to share with us your opinion and comments on the
project by visiting our website:www.greenpointonline.eu,
or writing us to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project advancements and
GreenPoint course available online for the launch of
the pilot training!
After several months of intensive work, partners developed the contents
of the GreenPoint course based on the Qualification Standard, already published
on our project website. This course is made of the most relevant elements that
metal and automotion workers should know in order to manage properly
environmental issues at work. Read more about this
Partnership meeting in Heidelberg
GreenPoint partners will meet in Heidelberg on December 12th and 13th.
The meeting will be hosted by the German partner of the project, bfw, and will
be dedicated to the review of the project advancements and the on-going pilot
training. Read more about this news here.
course in the UK
the UK the GreenPoint course has already been trialled by organisations in the
automotive and metals sectors. CAV Aerospace is a manufacturer of components for
the aerospace industry and carries out precision engineering activities. Chris
Carr the Quality Assurance Representative at CAV Aerospace has placed 3 site
operatives on the GreenPoint course and says, ‘Our
organisation works to the ISO 14001 standard for environmental management and
it’s a constant challenge for us to continually improve our environmental
systems. The GreenPoint course has given us the opportunity to expand our
environmental training programme and communicate to our staff how their choices
impact on the company’s environmental performance’. Read
more about this news here.
training course in th Germany
the end of November, the first piloting of the GreenPoint Course on
Environmental Awareness in the Metal Sector in Germany took place in Germany. 10
trainees and two trainers of the Metal training Center of bfw Wetzlar completed
the course in a day session. The feedback was positive- most of them stated that
they learned quite a lot about how to act and work in a more
environmental-friendly way. Read more about this news here.
project: environmental skills in the construction
project, in which Equipo Humano is involved as a partner, has reached its end.
The final conference hold in Warsaw in September was opportunity to remind the
importance of green construction and the recognition of construction
qualification Europe wide. It was also for the project partner the occasion to
present the e-SKILL course on line, a set of training contents and videos
focusing on green construction for low qualified workers.
To learn more about this project, click here.
ABClean project: making the EU free
project “LearningMentor” aimed to develop a qualification for learning
mentors who serve as the contact person in a company for questions regarding
vocational education. As an integral part of the company they have a full
understanding of the work requirements and working conditions. To learn more about this project, click here.
Guidance Dialogue project
project RENEWED SKILLS aims to find tools for recognition of non formal and
informal competences of low and medium skilled workers in the renewable energy
sector. To learn more about this project, click here.
Development of the GreenPoint Qualification Standard and its
implementation in small enterprises of the metal sector.
has been funded with support from the European Commission. This
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cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the
information contained therein.