During the project life, the partnership will develop several phases to achieve the objectives and to obtain outcomes that support the main objective: New sectorial strategic approach to cooperate on skills in the construction industry.
The status quo of the European construction determine the current scenario regarding several factors that are likely impelling the appearance of skills needs, influencing the current status of the qualification frameworks as well as affecting the Vocational Education and Training (VET) offered in each country. The first phase aims to provide very valuable information that will be the fundamental basis for defining the key elements through the creation of a Roadmap and an Action Plan, which will shape the first approach concerning the setting up of the Sectorial Skills Strategy.A. Construction Statu Quo and Sectorial Skills Strategy
Once the status quo has been defined and the Roadmap have been drafted, is time to sustaining and exemplifying the strategy, by identifying, detailing and promoting concrete examples and good practices of policies and initiatives at national and regional level aiming at addressing skills shortages and mismatches as well as fostering multi-stakeholder partnerships. Also, the goal of this phase will be to design and deploy a new training action needed for raising awareness concerning trending topics, which will surely affect the becoming of the construction industry: Energy efficiency, digitalisation and circular economy for construction workers.B. Enabling transnational sector-wide new skills
This outcomes proposes to create a tool that will be complementary to the European Construction Sector Observatiory (ECSO), which by using a BigData methodology is be able to anticipate skills needs at national/regional level.C. WatchTower of skills needs in the construction industry
According to the phase 2, the partnership will update occupational profiles, qualifications and training influenced by new tendencies (in the construction industry topics such as Energy Efficiency, Digitalization and Circular Economy are a must) to cover detected skills, it is absolutely necessary to define a tailored methodology to ease a periodic revision as well as defining priorities to eventually review existing qualifications. This phase seeks and complements the competences of the European countries, which have the objective of defining the training plans. An activity that requires time and high economic and human resources, so that in many cases the review is not carried out when it is necessary or is never carried out.D. Study on occupational profiles and qualification
The construction industry does not seem to enjoy a positive image and it is not the career of choice when compared with other industry. To achieve this goal and to transform construction into a career opportunity, the partnership propose: promoting the attractiveness of the construction industry among youngsters and particularly among women, and identifying solutions to facilitate the mobility in Europe.E. Outreach campaign for the Construction Industry
Doubtless, the essential condition to get a sound implementation of the Skills Blueprint in the construction industry is to have a strong Sector Skills Alliance, which starts from the partnership. For this, the partnership undertakes the project under the concept of Quintuple Helix innovation Model, which is based in the involvement and interaction of main market players (Education-Business-Government-Cultural/civil society) taking up opportunities to make the best of their talents from a holistic approach.F. Sector Skills Alliance and deployment of the Blueprint