Embracing Modular Innovation in Construction - Getting Education Modernised

An international project that aims to modernise the delivery of offsite and modular construction education and training.

Funded by the Erasmus Plus programme, EMIC-GEM is led by City of Glasgow College together with the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and partners from Spain, Germany, Austria, Slovenia and the UK.

Offsite and modular methods of construction, used in different ways across Europe, have proven to be cleaner, safer and more productive than traditional methods. 

Objectives:

  • Develop a ground-breaking training model and competency framework based on a review of the EU landscape in offsite and modular methods of construction.
  • Engage around 2000 individual learners.
  • Provide open online educational resources to support teachers and businesses, materials will be available in the languages of the represented partner nations.
  • Raise awareness of the adoption of offsite and modular methods of construction, particularly among SMEs and micro businesses.
Moving to greater use of offsite construction is the only way the UK can meet its current housing challenges, but we need a workforce who has the skills and knowledge to do this. Working on a shared approach with education providers across Europe gives us the chance to transform the skills agenda at scale.
- Rohan Bush, Head of Public Partnerships & Future Workforce