During the project life, the partnership will develop several phases to achieve the objectives and to obtain outcomes that support the main objective: New Sectoral Strategic approach to cooperate on skills in the Construction industry.
The Status Quo of the European Construction determines 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 Sectoral 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 Construction industry: Energy Efficiency, Digitalisation and Circular Economy for Construction workers.
During this phase it is proposed to create a tool that will be complementary to the European Construction Sector Observatory (ECSO), which by using a Big Data methodology will be able to anticipate skills needs at national/regional level.
According to phase 2, the partnership will update occupational profiles, qualifications and training influenced by new tendencies (in the Construction industry topics such as Energy Efficiency, Digitalisation and Circular Economy are a must) to cover detected skills. It is absolutely necessary to define a tailored methodology to carry out a periodic revision as well as defining priorities to eventually review existing qualifications.
The Construction Blueprint project intends to generate a more positive image of the Construction industry. To achieve this goal and to transform construction into a career opportunity, the partnership proposes to carry out actions to promote the attractiveness of the Construction industry among youngsters and particularly among women, and identifying solutions to facilitate the mobility in Europe.
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 on the involvement and interaction of main market players (Education-Economic-Political-Environment-Civil Society/Cultural) taking up opportunities to make the best of their talents from a holistic approach.