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1. Background

What makes this an example of good/interesting practice/initiative/policy?
- The motivation of the initiative (What is the history/background of the policy?)
- Linkages with LLG policy priorities (Please add references to other national/EU policies or documents)
- Participants
In 2007-2008 in the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Vocational Development Centre the first project in Poland was implemented aiming at the validation of competences in two building and construction professions.

Aims and targets
- Objectives of the initiative (What did the policy set out to achieve?)
- Target group
- Methods applied to reach the objective (technological and /or pedagogical)
The project was entitled „Let’s build together”. The project was implemented within the framework of the EQUAL programme and covered the validation of competences in two professions: Gas installation fitter and Sanitary installation fitter. The project allowed for the development of a procedure for the validation of competences and 200 people were able to validate their competence and qualifications.

2. Implementation

Strategy and actions (Please describe the approach adopted to make the reform work and any actions taken.)
- Level of implementation (national, regional etc.)
- Implementation (description)
Experience gathered in the area of validating competences contributed to the implementation of two further projects: „Specialist with a degree” and „Specialist with a degree 2”.
Within the framework of the „Specialist with a degree” project implemented in 2009-2010 a vocational degree or a master degree in following professions could be obtained: Upholsterer and Carpenter.
Within the framework of the second project people could validate their competences in 8 professions: Concrete placer/reinforcement fitter, electrician, gas installation fitter, stonemason, carpenter, upholsterer, technician of furnishing works in the construction sector.

Monitoring and evaluation
- What has been put in place for monitoring and evaluation?
- What actors are involved?

3. Outcomes

Achievements (Please describe the main outcomes/results according to the following headings. Each option can be answered - up to 50 words)
- Specific results
- Cost effectiveness
- Budget
- Innovative aspects
In 2008-2009 a two-year project of innovation transfer was implemented in Poland, entitled: „Towards a Qualified Construction Workforce for Poland”.

Success factors (What key success factors have led to or prevented success?)
- Lessons learnt
- Unintended impacts (Have there been any unintended impacts? Positive or negative?)

Strengths and weaknesses
- What areas of the policy can we learn lessons from?
- Are there still challenges ahead?

4. Additional narrative description of the policy/practice/initiative


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This information was provided/updated by:
Paulina Bogdanska

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