The construction sector plays an important role in the European economy as it generates almost 10% of GDP and provides approx. 20 million jobs (see COM/2012/0433 final). In the same time Cedefop’s 2016 Skills Forecast suggests that employment in construction will grow during 2015-2025, Member States will need to replace an ageing workforce, around 1 mln. new workers will be needed by 2025.
The BEE-VET project aims to design, develop, test, validate, exploit, disseminate and sustain a set of interrelated innovative products with a sound effect both for the school based VET and the construction sector:
- BEE-VET Digital Toolkit;
- BEE-VET Teachers Handbook;
- BEE-VET Concept for Curriculum Update.
BEE-VET DIGITAL TOOLKIT
The main aim of the output will be to support VET students/trainees with a comprehensive digital training tool on new and innovative materials and technologies used in the construction sector. The training tool will be practically oriented with focus on using of green, sustainable and energy efficient building materials and resources (BEE-VET) in Construction. It will be an additional source of information for the upper secondary VET students complementing the existing training materials (textbooks). VET students and teachers would be able to use it in class thus acquiring useful knowledge on best practices in the construction sector (incl. innovations introduced and ongoing R&D activities).
BEE-VET TEACHERS HANDBOOK
The main aim of this output will be to support teachers responsible for the overall delivery of the curricula and the design of the syllabus (allocation of theory and practice across the school year and programme in general) in the field of Construction (for the relevant vocations and specialties offered by their school leading to one or more professional qualifications). The handbook should provide methodological guidance on the teaching/assessment methods, used by the VET teachers in the context of the existing best practices in the construction sector.
BEE-VET CONCEPT FOR CURRICULUM UPDATE
The main aim of this output will be to ensure maximum transferability of the learning outcomes acquired through theory and practice in schools irrespectively of the country/ies where the qualification has been obtained (formal education & training in country of origin; as a result from or in order to carry out labour mobility, i.e. qualified professionals in the labour market; as a result from VET learners transnational mobility).