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Guiding the Evaluation of Upskilling Interventions in the Construction Industry

Hirose, Leandro (2023) Guiding the Evaluation of Upskilling Interventions in the Construction Industry.

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Abstract:The transition towards nearly zero-emission buildings necessitates the upskilling of the existing workforce in the construction and energy industry to meet new standards. Micro-training programs are commonly used to update professionals' knowledge, skills, and competencies in this sector. However, the evaluation of training effectiveness and impact is often subjective and conducted by inexperienced evaluators. This study aims to develop support tools for evaluating training programs in the construction and energy industries. The tools are intended to be versatile, enabling the evaluation of diverse training programs and facilitating the recognition of skills at a European level. A design-based methodology was employed to enhance a rubric for evaluations originally proposed by the University of Twente for the BusLeague project. The tools were co-designed with stakeholders to ensure their viability in real-life contexts. The outcome is a comprehensive toolset and framework that incorporates both objective and subjective measurements. It implements the assessment of Learning Goals and guides the designing and implementation of evaluation programs. The feasibility of the toolset was assessed through iterative developments through piloting and beta-testing. The results of this study contribute to addressing the need for standardised and reliable methods to evaluate training programs in the construction and energy sectors. By offering a robust framework for measurement and guidance, the toolset holds promise for promoting comparability and recognition of skills across European contexts.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:81 education, teaching
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
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