The European fitness and physical activity sector has a new plan for its future development for training, qualifications and employment following the publication of the detailed BLUEPRINT report. In the past 5 years EuropeActive has worked with partners to review, research and develop the complete plan for how fitness instructors will be skilled to work in the industry as we quickly move into the recovery and move into the future expansion of the sector.
On Wednesday 18th November, EuropeActive organised the Final Conference of the BLUEPRINT project entitled “Are we on our own?”. Since January 2018, the ‘Blueprint for Skills Cooperation and Employment in Active Leisure’ 3-year EU-funded project has focused on developing new skills for current and future workers in order to improve the employment prospects of young people, and to support entrepreneurship and growth across the Active Leisure sector.
How can we support professional development and labour market mobility in the European Active Leisure Sector? Which qualifications are currently used by the industry? What are the skills, professionals need today and in the next 10 years?
EuropeActive attended Cedefop’s 8th Brussels seminar to learn more about the ‘CrowdLearn Study Skills formation and skill matching in online platform work’ on 10 December. Key results indicated that crowed workers prefer bite-sized online courses and micro learning and tend to see little value in professional training and development.