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Fundación Laboral de la Construcción has been selected by SEPIE for the European Innovative Education Award 2023

Fundación Laboral de la Construcción has been selected for the European Innovative Teaching Award (EITA), by the Spanish Service for the Internationalisation of Education (SEPIE), an award granted by the European Commission.

This recognition aims to highlight outstanding practices within the programme and to highlight the value of European cooperation in the field of Vocational Education and Training. The award has a thematic focus each year. The topic for this year is “Education and Innovation” in connection with the #EuropeanYearofSkills. Our track record in the field of innovation and internationalisation of education in Vocational Training (VET) is therefore recognised through the projects carried out in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme.

The Vocational Education and Training Unit of SEPIE has pre-selected 5 Spanish projects, including the project coordinated by the Foundation: “VROAD. Virtual Reality applied to roadwork training in the European construction industry“, which develops an educational resource that promotes the active and experimental participation of students and trainers in a simulated space, using Virtual Reality technologies for road maintenance works.

The winners will be announced in September this year.

More of VROAD

The aim of the project focused on having a qualified workforce in Road Maintenance and Operation (Coex) works, in accordance with Health and Safety requirements, to increase the competitiveness and development of the construction industry.

Together with Fundación Laboral de la Construcción, four other training institutions from Portugal, France, Italy and a technology centre in Spain participated: