The three organisations from Cyprus that participate in the BuildSkills Academy [Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus Certification Company and KyklOIKOdromio] within the European Vocational skills week organise a workshop on “Reskilling for the Green Transition”. The event will be held on the 23 October 2023, between 9:30 – 13:00 at "OIKODOMOS" Education Center LTD (Limassol 289, Nisou, Nicosia 2571).
The construction sector, a major employer in Europe and Cyprus, has significant environmental, societal and economic impact and is identified as a priority for the twin transition and achievement of resource-efficient and competitive economy. The sector faces major challenges in attracting young and skilled workers as well as in re-skilling and upskilling of the active workforce. Knowledge gaps and evolving market needs towards transitional skills and competences emerge all over Europe while the VET systems in the different MSs are slow in the introduction of these skills into their offerings. Additionally, the competence recognition frameworks remain segmented in the MSs with no mutual standard for certification of transitional skills.
The Academy for transitional skills in the built environment (BuildSkills Academy) will respond to these needs and will support the skills ecosystems to drive the twin transition by developing a transnational cooperation platform of CoVEs, aiming to foster VET excellence for the construction sector.
The project Academy for Transitional Skills in the Build Environment is co-funded by the European Union, ERASMUS+ Programme under Grant Agreement number: 101104419