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The Directorate General of Vocational Training (Dirección General de Formación) is the Regional Government Agency responsible for Vocational Training for Employment in the Community of Madrid.

Depends on the Department of Economy,Treasury and Employment within its organizational structure is placed a network of Vocational Training Centers for Employment, made up of five training centers specialized in different areas and whose mission is to improve the professional skills of workers and students through specialized training, custom actions and active support in finding employment.

To this goal, these VET Centers are specialized in sectors and areas such as information and communication technologies, administration, insurance and finance, construction, refrigeration and air conditioning,electricity, electronics and aerospace technology, and all of them manage training courses for unemployed people directly running more than 6.000 students per year. These training centers contribute to the improvement of the national system of vocational training through research, certification and permanent update and all of them are National Reference Centers for Vocational Training in their respective sectors.

The Drone4VET project is led by CRN PARACUELLOS, The construction and civil works VET  , also Spanish National Reference Center in Construction sector placed in Paracuellos de Jarama, Madrid. We deliver courses for unemployed primarily and try to up-skill students who comes from the construction Sector or other activity sectors but wish to start a professional construction sector career. We cover courses from basic levels to the most advanced courses. All our courses and certifications are free for our students, being funded by the government of Madrid.

The Bildungszentren des Baugewerbes e.V. (BZB) is a multifunctional educational service provider for the construction sector with its 48 trade guilds in the Düsseldorf administrative district. Our members include around 2,500 construction companies.

Our diverse areas of activity range from inter-company vocational training, further training, vocational orientation and preparation, qualification measures in cooperation with the Federal Employment Agency to international project business. Our core business is inter-company vocational training, a supplement to in-company vocational training, which we offer for 15 different construction trades. With three locations in Krefeld, Wesel and Düsseldorf, BZB is one of the largest training centres in Germany.

In order to meet the constantly growing demands of the construction sector, we offer higher skilled workers a comprehensive and up-to-date range of further training courses at the BZB Academy, adapted to current market conditions. In around 70 seminars for different target groups, we impart knowledge about the latest technologies, products, production processes and materials in the specialist areas.

With our expertise in the building sector, we support construction companies and their employees in benefiting more from innovations and remaining fit for the future. As a long-standing partner in the construction branch, we bring valuable experience from our fields of activity, which we use to support companies – whether in topics such as mobilities, digitalisation, securing skilled workers or recruiting young talents.

By participating in projects on a national and international level, the BZB also takes part in education networks and collaborates with European partners on a continuous basis to innovate and improve vocational training in the construction sector. This involves future-relevant topics such as digitalisation, energy-efficient construction or the circular economy.

About 100 campus have been created in France by the Ministries of Education, research, economy and work.

These campuses have been set up on main strategic economic sectors with high need for new competences.

Our campus of trades and qualifications for renewable energy and sustainable Construction in Occitanie, created in 2015, is a network of actors bringing together public and private, secondary and university training institutions but also the professional world and institutions related to the theme.

The richness of the actions implemented by the campus for the benefit of young people, adults, job seekers, employees and professionals is due to the diversity of this network. It offers various courses from professional certificate to doctorate (level 3 to 8).

Our campus is a network including several schools, universities and lifelong training centres. The campus works along with research laboratories and companies. It evolves in the field education for the building, renewable energy and sustainable construction in Occitanie.

Our campus aims at improving and adapting training programmes to keep up with the latest technologies in the fields of building and renewable energy.

 The campus delivers each year courses for about 2000 learners regardless of their age and range of qualification through initial training, apprenticeship and continuing education.

It also provides information on vocational training courses, career opportunities, professional equality between men and women.

 The Lycée Dhuoda is the head of the campus. As the leader of the campus network, the lycée Dhuoda has a strong identity in the field of science and technology specifically in civil engineering.

Since its creation in 1930, it has been training generations of students and maintaining relationship with companies and local communities.

 The lycée Dhuoda itself has 144 teachers for a total number of students of 1423 including, 913 students in secondary curriculum, 510 students in higher education and 140 apprentices.

The University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tirol offers 24 economic and technical degree courses. They are international related and on state-of-the-art level of higher education. The close collaboration with regional and global companies ensures a strong practical focus.

All students gain valuable experience abroad – during a full semester at one of the 210 partner universities worldwide as a full-time bachelor student, or during an intensive week abroad as a part-time student. 500 lecturers support the 2,200 students from more than 50 nations personally and individually. The graduates of our degree programs thus have excellent prospects for filling challenging positions in their field and for advancing their careers.

Professional research and development services are a necessary requirement for a current, theory-based and sciencebased teaching. The University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tirol offers sustainable research and development services to its scientific staff and external partners. Successful and innovative research is crucial for scientific progress, the competitiveness in higher education as well as for the domestic economy. Digital change is perceived as an important element of the social, cultural, economic and technological development.

Munster Technological University (MTU) was created on the 1st January 2021 and is a multi-campus University with over 18,000 students and 2,000 staff (formerly Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tralee).

MTU is one of the largest providers of engineering graduates in Ireland with extensive provision across a wide range of engineering disciplines from

Apprenticeship to PhD. MTU emphasises the importance of teaching and learning and the deep connectedness between teaching and learning and research and innovation activity with a particular focus on industry-specific interaction.

MTU through a number of research group is participating in national and international projects. Drones4VET is one of a number of projects delivered by The Sustainable Infrastructure Research & Innovation Group (SIRIG). SIRIG is a recognised, long-standing multi-disciplinary research group in the MTU R&I ecosystem and is in the School of Building & Civil Engineering R&I umbrella group. Its research focus is sustainability for infrastructural development in the environmental, engineering, and built environments with a mission of ‘Putting People and the Environment at the centre of Sustainable Infrastructural Development’. SIRIG focuses on four applied inter-related research pillars; Environment & Energy, Structures & Infrastructure, Wellness in the Built Environment and Digitisation & Education in AEC.

MTU participate in a number of national programmes which prioritise upskilling in areas of immediate need for the economy offering a selection of programmes for employed & unemployed, supporting these individuals with 90% and 100% funding (i.e. Human Capital Initiative or Springboard). Programmes delivered include both undergraduate (NFQ Level 8) and postgraduate candidates (NFQ Level 9). 

Grupo DEX is a strategic consultancy firm specialized in social and economic development issues. It has worked on specific sectors ─education, food, industry, tourism, ICT─ and in different actions ─internationalisation, innovation, training─. Besides that, Grupo DEX participates and supports the participation of other organisations in national and transnational cooperation projects and partnerships.

Grupo DEX has participated in several Erasmus+ KA2 projects. DITA Digital Industry Training Atlas, providing visibility to digital transformation training programs through an accessible online catalogue. NewSkills4NewArtists, designing training programmes in digital, entrepreneurial and business skills for new musicians and performers to increase their employability and earning potential. RuralFemmes, empowering rural women through the promotion and improvement of their training and education.

Since 2011, DEX has been providing support in the preparation of relevant Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, including: EMJMD NURSING in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing, STEPS JMD in Sustainable Transportation and Electrical Power Systems and EU4M JMD in Mechatronic Engineering. More recently, DEX has been involved in the successful development of INGENIUM, an alliance of ten institutions of higher education from ten European countries. Their aim is to promote teaching and research collaborations in different fields of specialisation, establishing a solid basis for the creation of synergies between the centres.

Moreover, Grupo DEX has extensive experience in other European cooperation programmes, such as Interreg Atlantic Area, Interreg POCTEFA, Interreg SUDOE and Interreg Europe.

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Drones4VET is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The views expressed in the working papers, deliverables and reports are those of the project consortium partners.

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