TransToWork (2017-2019) Erasmus+ Program
Project to promote Work Based Learning in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry and the transition of young people to job.
Designation: TRANStoWORK. Work based Learning in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry: the transition of young people to Work.
Project: Belonging to the European Union Erasmus+ Program, 2017 Call, of the Key Action 2 to the Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices.
Identification of the Project: 2017-1IT01-KA202-006112–CUP G36J17000770006.
Duration: 24 months, since November 2017 until November 2019.
Budget: 306.350 €.
Coordinator of the Project: Istituto per l'Istruzione Professionale dei Lavoratori Edili della Provincia di Bologna -IIPLE- (Italy).
Socios: Fundación Laboral de la Construcción (Spain), Vilniaus Statybininku Rengimo Centras -VSRC- (Lithuania), IRES Emilia Romagna (Italy), Centro ricerche Documentazione Studi economico-sociali -CDS- (Italy) and Cluj-Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Romania (Romania).
The main objective of TransToWork enhance, reinforce and structure work-based learning (WBL) in vocational training courses for young people aged 18 to 35 (EQF level 4-5-6), particularly in those areas of production that show a gab in skills and a lack of propensity to change.
In order to do so, collaboration between those operating in the production process (the companies, the Vocational Training operators and the social partners -Entrepreneurship Associations and Labor Unions-) is needed to make it possible for work-based learning to become pervasive within the training path, using shared methods.
The production sector taken into consideration is the Construction sector in its most innovative sense: the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry.
The specific objectives that the project intends to pursue are:
- Promote WBL innovation experiences in the company, thanks to the contribution of trained young people (ICT skills, digitization of the construction site) in a sector that shows strong resistance to change.
- Promote the training of tutors, coordinators and trainers involved in the WBL process.
- Develop innovative tools to support WBL in order to make it easy for the companies of the construction sector to understand the high added value of the WBL training methodology, trying to overcome barriers and to conceive the workplace as a privileged learning environment.
The expected results are:
- Adoption of the WBL model shared by the Partnership.
- Company cultural/technological growth.
- The professional knowledge spendable by those attending the training course.
- Training of Trainers who manage on-the-job learning processes, from the course laboratory, to the alternating process, up to the transition to work.
- Identification of proposals to adapt professional construction-related qualifications, in its AEC context, in light of the ongoing transformations, with particular reference to the digitization of the construction site and of the construction process and the consequent reconfiguration of certain professional profiles (connected, for example, to the introduction of Building Information Modeling -BIM-).
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