Training and Skills
UNIEP has been dedicated to promoting lifelong learning and certified training schemes for the painting trade since its inception in 1953. Painting Contractors are encouraged to invest in apprenticeships and training schemes to uplift the skill levels of their employees at a managerial, administration and especially a technical level.
Leonardo Project Painting Skills
The project partnership consists of employers’ associations in the field of painting, vocational training schools and painting contractors. The work of these project partners will be continuously monitored by an Advisory Board, consisting of representatives of the national authorities in charge of VET for painters, social partners and teachers at vocational schools for painting. Furthermore, an online-tool which will be developed in the course of the project will be tested and evaluated at European level by the main target groups (painters and painting contractors).
The main outcomes and results of the project will be:
1. Classification of the national qualifications (initial vocational trainings for painters in the construction sector) in reference to the European qualification framework (EQF),
2. Recommendations for the attribution of ECVET-credits to qualification modules at various EQF levels,
3. Online-Tool for painters and painting contractors.
The expected impact is better transparency and comparability of European basic qualifications in the field of painting. Thus, the employability of painters will be improved and their professional mobility across Europe will be increased. Furthermore, the results of the comparison of initial vocational trainings for painters and the recommendations for the attribution of ECVET credit points to these will be a first step towards the establishment of an ECVET-system for painters in the construction sector.