GBC participates in BuS Trainers Partnership Meeting in Lisbon

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GBC participates in BuS Trainers Partnership Meeting in LisbonThe Gozo Business Chamber recently participated in the BuS Trainers second Partnership Meeting, held in Lisbon.

Michael F Galea represented The Gozo Business Chamber (The GBC is a partner in the BuS Trainers Building up green Skills for Trainers from the Construction Industry Project).

The GBC had a stand with projects carried out by the Central Administration and also exhibited promotional material about the island of Gozo. The GBC said that the stand was very well attended and attracted high interest among those present.

The first Partnership meeting was held in Madrid in December 2016, this second meeting was hosted in Lisbon in the building of LNEG (Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia e Geologia).

After a welcome speech by the Director of LNEG, all partners exhibited build-up skills projects that they are participating in.

Partners discussed the result of the surveys and interviews that were held in all five countries and a Dissemination Plan was also looked at.

Future seminar dates were decided and it was established that Spain will organise theirs in April 2018, Italy in November 2018 and Portugal, Greece and Malta in June 2019.

The GBC said that the structure of these future Seminars was also discussed and it is planned that the opening speech should be by a relevant person (a Politician). There should by an explanation of the Project and the results attained up to that date. A panel of 3 /4 experts should be be invited and an open debate (Question and Answers). Closing speech by the hosting country.

The next Partners meeting which is being held in Greece was scheduled for the 6 – 7 November 2017.

BuS.Trainers is an Erasmus+ programme and its goal is to overcome skills mismatch and boost competitiveness in the construction sector. Vocational teachers hold a crucial role for the transfer of knowledge to current and future workforce at the sector.

The project aims to make a positive impact on VET providers enhancing their trainings/classes portfolio, on VET trainees and workers who will receive updated knowledge for green skills, on companies who will have better skilled workforce and on the rest of industry and public who will recognise the added value of cooperation in green curricula design and delivery.

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