Sectoral Seminar on Quality Assurance in the Construction sector

The third EQAVET Sectoral Seminar focused on the quality assurance of training in the construction sector.

The seminar was hosted by the Formedil, the Italian national organisation for training in the construction sector, and the EQAVET Secretariat and took place in Pomezia, Italy, on 21 and 22 June 2012.

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Seminar Agenda

Day 1: Thursday, 21 June 2012

9:30 | Opening speeches and policy context

Welcome speeches and presentations:

Introduction to the seminar:

10:30 | Theme 1: The Italian approach to quality assurance in VET - how the quality in the construction sector is ensured? The initial training, apprenticeship and continuing training

Key note speech: Rossella Martino, Formedil
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Café-table discussion topics:

  • Different models and systems to secure the quality
  • How to secure the career possibilities?
  • How to reduce drop-out?
  • How to attract young people? (the image of the sector)

11:30 | Reports from café-tables: identification of emerging issues, trends and messages from discussion at the café-tables

11:45 | Coffee break

12:00 | Theme 2: How to make education up to date in the construction sector? Focus on high training and education   
Key note speech: Cristina Bianchi, director of training school of Piacenza
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Café-table discussion topics:

  • Models and structures for how to make education up to date
  • Preconditions, advantages and disadvantages of the different models and structures
  • National, regional and European perspectives on the future skills
  • How new technology can change training and education paths?

13:00 | Reports from café-tables: identification of emerging issues, trends and messages from discussion at the café-tables

13:15 | Lunch

14:15 | Study visit: CE.F.M.E College Tour

15:30 | Theme 3: Validation of formal, non-formal and informal learning in the construction sector
Key note speech: Filippo Bignami, Formedil expert, and Mariagrazia Veronesi, expert form the training school of Verona
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>> Download the speech notes M. Veronesi

Café-table discussion topics:

  • Different forms of learning validation
  • Tools to assess competences, skills and knowledge
  • How to ensure the quality of learning through the different types of validation?
  • Validation assessor's features and requirements

16:30 | Reports from café-tables: identification of emerging issues, trends and messages from discussion at the café-tables

20:30 | Dinner


Day 2: Friday, 22 June 2012

10:00 | Theme 4: Health and safety in the construction sector
Key note speech: Giovanni Carapella, Director, Formedil
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Café-table discussion topics:

  • Health and safety as a part of a high quality education
  • The importance of health and safety in a sector with high level of accidents
  • Transfer of good practices across systems and Member States

11:00 | Reports from café-tables: identification of emerging issues, trends and messages from discussion at the café-tables

11:15 | Coffee break

11:30 | Final remarks

12:30 | Lunch

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