The project approaches the problem of recruitment to technician training for the construction industry. In the partner countries, there is a major labour market and skills gap in the construction industry, which is a sector which could provide many jobs for unemployed and disadvantaged youth and is of vital economic importance. This labour skills shortage is particularly acute at technician level.
Renewable energy plants for various reasons are of major interest and importance to EU countries. EARTHCARE project proposes the identification and analysis of future occupations related to the sector in order to produce job profiles/ standards and develop training curricula and support training package for counsellors/ advisors. This has been achieved through close co-operation and exchange of experiences between consultancy /training providers, renewable energy experts and labour market information providers.
The main aim of the project is to adapt and transfer a Knowledge and Talent Management Program from the project "TALISMAN" to Slovakia, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Lithuania, Ireland, and Greece, analysis of the training program, its adaptation to the requirements of the project countries and to the needs of the target group (managers of Touristic SMEs); testing and evaluation; dissemination of information about the project and project results and preparation for their subsequent exploitation.
The project transfers innovative training and train-the trainer courses in employment-finding and employment support skills for personal employment advisors. The training transferred empowers staff in public and NGO services to co-operate across service boundaries in supporting disabled people into work. It provides job-matching and client support skills that can be used alongside the medically-based welfare systems. It respects the limited resources at their disposal.
EU companies critically need a new professional profile in order to outperform their competitors: an Intelligence analyst. CITEX will contribute to provide European companies with highly qualified and competent professionals in the Competitive Intelligence field.
Seafarers in general have a job with extraordinary features. They usually work overseas for long periods, which puts a real pressure to their personal life and active citizenship. They work in alternating 4hour shifts and often have to face temperature changes of over 30o C every few days. Captains in particular have a multitude of managerial, technical and administrative tasks to perform and suffer from occupational stress. The effort of women to enter the profession is in most cases contradictory with maternity. For these reasons it would be beneficial for captains to know that if their life turns so, there is a possibility for them to engage to an alternative career ashore, using competencies they acquired both through formal and non-formal learning.
The “Sail ahead” project aims at providing an on-line guidance tool for a second career for captains.