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Fundación Laboral de la Construcción

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© Spain, 2006-2020
Organisation name:Fundación Laboral de la Construcción
Type of organisation:Professional bodies and networks
Organisation operations:Construction, Other sector(s)
* Others Sector: Representative organisation
Start date:01/01/2015
Contact person(s):

Mr. Enrique Corral Álvarez, Managing Director


Phone: 0034 913984500


Presentation of the member:
The LABOUR FOUNDATION FOR CONSTRUCTION is a non for profit entity founded at the end of 1992 within the framework of the General Agreement of the Construction Sector, when its creation and organization were established at a state level with the aim to professionalize and dignify the different trades of the construction sector.
It is comprised of the most representative organizations of the construction sector in Spain, such as the National Federation of Construction (CNC, businesspeople), Metal, Construction and Related Sectors, Industry Federation of the Union General de Trabajadores (MCA-UGT, Trade Union) and the Comisiones Obreras of Construction and Services. (CC.OO., Trade Union).
Hence, it is an entity specializing in construction activities and its main aim is to empower and specialize workers, as well as to contribute to their labour integration and professional development.
The most important aims of FLC are:
- Promotion of vocational education and training (VET)
- Promotion of R&D of measures to improve health and safety in the building site.
- Promotion of measures to improve the labour market and create and facilitate a professional accreditation card (TPC).
Description of the Pledge:

The mission of the FLC is to professionalize the construction sector specially by promoting a high level quality training. To do so, the FLC is currently participating in 12 European projects (Life Long Learning, Erasmus+ and Intelligent Energy Europe) and 3 international networks (REFORME - Network for the Vocational Training in the Construction Sector in Europe -, MEDA and Conference on Project Development), whose commitments are the increase of the quality of VET schemes to get as a result a better trained people, both nationally and internationally, by implementing key initiatives such as:
*Sociological and market research to know and understand what kind of training and skills companies and trainees really need.
*Proposal of new qualifications and skills as well as enhancement of current ones by joint projects with akin partners.
*Accreditation of skills at European level by promoting tools such as professional cards, memorandums of understanding, Europass, etc.
*New didactical resources to hone the learning and teaching process by implementing innovative APPs on different fields (e.g. energy efficiency and curtain walls), on-line training platform adapted to different target groups or didactic mini-games, among others, in order to match new generations taste for new technologies.
*Mobility projects for:
- Trainers and training staff in order to encourage mutual learnings with professionals from others countries.
- Trainees with the aim of providing them with skills related to others construction types, materials and building techniques, etc., encouraging the acquisition of new skills and the cross-border mobility.

Pledged to increase the supply of apprenticeships
Pledged to improve the quality of apprenticeships
Pledged to enhance the image of apprenticeships
Pledged to contribute to the mobility of apprenticeships
The participation in the projects and networks allows us to have some 100 key partners from at least 30 countries from the European Union. These partners will be informed regarding this pledge during projects meetings, conferences, networking, and the like, encouraging them to join the “Construction 2020 Apprenticeships Pledges" action or alternatively to use the results coming from thereof.
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