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Coronavirus: Belfast Met assisting Croatian school in online remote learning


Paul Mc Cormack

Paul Mc Cormack

Paul Mc Cormack

A Belfast college is helping to train students in Croatia within the construction sector through after offering up access to its online portal as nations make the switch to remote learning.

Belfast Metropolitan College’s BIMcert digital construction learning platform is now being used by a Croatian vocational school for its online training, as schools in country are having to shut to help curb the spread of coronavirus.

The Croatian Agency for Vocational Education and Training appealed for help in securing additional specific online training.

The pan-European action to help offer up the schemes is being taken by the Belfast Met-led project, along with the full support of the BIMcert programme manager, Mr Paul Mc Cormack.

“We want our training offering to benefit the European construction industry but we are also conscious of delivering real societal benefit to countries at this time of need.

“Due to the ongoing global crisis we are all dealing with currently we are all now looking at the way we live and indeed the way we work.

“The importance of having online blended learning available has never been so important. Digitalisation is a game changing strategy that can empower us all.

“Facilitating BIM upskilling can be recognised as an instrument contributing to the European Green Deal by ensuring that the construction work life cycle and costing analysis have a sustainable growth agenda for the future, along with digital technologies.”