Geothermal & Solar Skills in Continuous Vocational..
Geothermal & Solar Skills in Continuous Vocational Education and Training
Start date: Nov 1, 2016,
End date: Oct 31, 2019
The EU's strategy for sustainable growth, Europe 2020, puts innovation and green growth at the heart of its blueprint for competitiveness. Indeed, it has set clear objectives in terms of energy sustainability, the 20-20-20 targets . Moreover, according to the EU Directive 2010/31/EU on the Energy Performance Buildings, all new buildings by the year 2020 will have to be nearly zero energy buildings . This leads to a whole new demand for environmental skills in the construction sector. Following the involvement of the Chamber of Commerce of Chania in the funded project GSSkills, from the “Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion” programme, in which the skills gap for electricians and plumbers for geothermal and solar installations was clearly demonstrated and the needed skills were defined, the CCC is now creating a Sector Skills Alliance (Lot 2), in order to capitalise on these previous findings in terms of skills needs and create a European offer of adapted and innovative continuous training. Related to previously identified skills needs, the project aims at, on one hand designing, for Geothermal energy system installers, and for Solar energy system installers: two European core curricula (EQF level 4), divided in sets of learning outcomes, allowing an easy implementation of the ECVET procedure; two corresponding VET programmes, including innovative teaching methods, and including periods of work-based learning; two qualification standards for evaluation and certification based on the ISO 17024 and the ECVET recommendations, and on the other hand at implementing, delivering, evaluating and certifying the above described training.
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