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D5.1 Report from on-line survey on awareness on energy skills
This document is prepared within the WP5 – Stimulation of raising market value of energy skills (Expressing skills’ value), Deliverable No.5.1 Report from on-line survey on awareness on energy skills, which results out of Task 5.1 Activities toward raising public awareness on energy skills.Reducing energy consumption is closely linked and dependent on the readiness of workers who participate in individual construction activities, but also those who participate in the preparation of project documentation, including all professions. In the construction market, it is therefore essential to stimulate demand for new or increased skills in the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency (EE) in construction.
This survey focuses on the area of increasing the value of energy skills, which is closely linked to increasing the energy efficiency of buildings. The output data will result in better understanding how the energy skills are perceived by the industry stakeholders and defining the state-of-art. It will be used as a source for decision making process by Consortium partners to better aim the stimulation strategy.
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D4.2 Transferring methodology for RPL “How to use previous learning in upskilling
This deliverable contains a brief introduction into the process and the corresponding process for establishment of “certification environment” through establishment of certification body that will perform the whole process of validation further on during the project, the printable publication in the form of toolkit “How to use previous learning in upskilling”.
The process of recognition of previous learning is legal path for obtaining qualification as defined in European qualification framework. Thus, using this procedure for validation of informal and non–formal learning as legal path for certification of skilled workers is enabling taking into account knowledge and skills that workers usually obtain at workplace and during life. It supports lifelong learning process and acknowledges its achievements. As pioneer work, methodology for the process of recognition of previous learning was developed and piloted by UKIM in previous BUS pillars, achieving a huge success and acceptance by workers and companies. Here, this process was adjusted and generalized to be useful for different training schemes and occupations across the entire value chain in construction, with a goal to cover all training schemes listed in BUS Advisor database.
D3.6 E-learning platform within SEEtheSkills area
This document provides a complex task of analysis and documentation of different LMS options that are available in the market, as well as interpretation of the requirements of SEEtheSkills as an international initiative of the European Union, the following conclusions and recommendations can be presented:
- The available data shows that the use of online learning tools is on the rise all over the planet, presenting an exponential growth starting on the year 2020, so the context is more than favorable for the implementation of this initiative as part of the project
- Online platforms, when properly used, significantly favor accessibility to knowledge both from the perspective of the professionals who use them and from employers or organizations that seek permanent training for their staff or collaborators
- The use of an LMS is perfectly aligned with the skills microlearning format that seeks to promote among those who benefit from their certification through the work that is being developed
- The proposal of implementing an online learning platform is correctly justified within in a general framework that seeks to stimulate the acquisition of tools and skills that contribute to the digitization of the construction sector, an essential step to increase its sustainability
- There is a wide range of LMS, with specific strengths and weaknesses for a wide variety of uses. When comparing features, the possibility of the chosen system being open source and free was prioritized as the main desirable feature, minimizing costs, and promoting the collaborative work scheme of a project such as SEEtheSkills
- Considering the previous observation, the number of available alternatives was considerably reduced. According to the criteria of the authors of this report, Moodle was selected as the most favorable option for the fulfillment of the proposed goals.
- It should be noted that there are more robust platforms than Moodle available in the market, as evidenced in part of the documentation presented, however, the most recommended among these have the considerable disadvantage of implying costs that cannot be assumed at this stage of the project.
D3.4 Concept of Professionals and companies Registe
In this report the concept Professional and Companies Register for EE-Skills in the EU is presented; including an overview of experiences and existing registers the consortium has built on. The Concept of Professionals and Companies Register enables inclusion of lists of skilled professionals in each of the partner countries, categorized in groups regarding qualifications for different occupations. Including links to employing companies and functionality for companies. For recognition of skills the qualifications will be based on a harmonised approach on the composition of Unit of Learning Outcomes. These Unit of Learning Outcomes are the baseline of data entered in the Integrated register.
In selecting the best approach the team has described and discussed good practices of NEWCOM (ISSO) and TRAINEE (UKIM, ECM, BIM Academy) and several other EU projects that have already created digital registers of skilled professionals. Included in the concept are measures towards GPDR and functionality for linking with other parts of the Integrated repository and for data filtering, selecting and matching.
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D3.3 Creation of cross-skills qualification: the needs, possibilities and benefits
This document results activities set out in project Task 3.2 regarding Transferring and replication of training schemes between project partners through the BUS Advisor app. This report covers the topic of Energy Efficiency in all phases of the project life cycle from the point of view of architect, engineers, EE specialists, constructors, supervisors, and operators with many examples of incorrect designs and unprofessional results on the construction site.
These errors and problems demonstrate the importance of education in the topic of Energy Efficiency (EE) for individual professionals – white-collar and blue-collar workers and also the need for cross-craft education. In the individual chapters are summarized the needs, possibilities, and benefits based on these detailed theoretical and practical information
D3.2 Report on upgrading BUILD UP Skills Advisor
In this report an overview is given on how the BUILD UP Skills advisor is extended to suit the needs of the SEEtheSkills project.
The BUILD UP Skills advisor app (BUS-app) is an app with underlying database for providing personalized upskilling advice. It is developed with the purpose to inform and advise craftsmen and professionals working in the building sector; about upskilling opportunities around sustaining of the built environment.
In SEEtheSkills the database for storing training schemes will be built upon well-established BUS-app. The BUS-app will be implemented/filled with training schemes offered by partner institutions for which they have the ownership of IPR and will ensure transparent storage of available training schemes that will be part of open offer for upskilling of interested workers and professionals based on in SEEtheSkills the defined procedures. Functionality described will be developed based on the needs that pop-up during realization and testing of the Integrated SEEtheSkills repository.
The resulting database will be open for deposition of training offer by external parties, i.e. training providers that will express interest to promote their training offer through SEEtheSkills on-line repository of skills. For each training course relevant data will be stored that are necessary to ease replication of training schemes which is one of the expected results of the project.
D2.1 Inter-regional survey on the measures toward EE in different countries
The overall survey conducted encompassed of several different approaches, providing a very comprehensive way to make an overview of the current status of the energy skills in the project countries area.
The obtained results will serve in the next phases of the project to create a corresponding actions in order to provide the necessary environment and to enable upskilling and reskilling of building workforce in accordance with the identified needs, gaps, and technology advancements.
Some general conclusions are toward:
- The actions to provide the VISIBILITY of skills are more than necessary, as identified in both the desk research and the survey results. This will serve to adequately concept the creation of the Integrated repository of skills
- The survey have identified the existing training schemes and also the skills gap, so this will be used to define the content and scope of the new training schemes to be developed within the project and that will be a part of BUS advisor App, to serve for the purpose of VALIDATION of skills
- The most important work in the next project phases should be focused on the VALUE of the skills and finding mechanisms to express the value and also to raise the demand for skills. This is very much expressed from the survey results.