Construye 2020+ participates and shares experiences on ‘eco’ training in sector in the European CPD network

The European members of the Conference on Project Development (CPD) network meet online to discuss training in the sector and to update the professionals’ skills and improve their competitiveness in the labour market.

Last Friday, the partners of the European network Conference on Project Development (CPD), which Fundación Laboral de la Construcción belongs, met. This organisation, as coordinator of Construye 2020+, took advantage of the meeting to disseminate and share the training experiences drawn from partnership.

Esther Rodríguez, International Projects technician at Fundación Laboral, presented the need to address the ‘eco’ training of sectoral professionals, as a driver to achieve a more sustainable and resilient sector to climate needs. During the session, the results were presented, including the updating of the Build Up Skills courses developed by Construye 2020+ partnership to respond to the current training needs of workers in terms of energy efficiency, renewable installations and sustainability.

Conference on Project Development (CPD)

This is a European network of Vocational Education and Training (VET) schools and scientific institutions working for innovation and modernisation of VET in the construction sector.

Twice a year meet in their different European cities to address the new challenges of training for the construction industry and thus apply for public tenders in order to advance VET in the sector. Currently, in response to the health and safety measures of Covid-19 pandemic, the network has been meeting online.

In the last two years, CPD has put forward more than 50 approaches to projects that resulted in 30 applications, of which fifteen have been developed in the last five years.