The 2nd Train the Trainers (TtT) event took place in June 2023. Seventeen construction and education professionals from ten countries participated and successfully completed this training course. This course took place online and was split into three consecutive sessions, occurring on the afternoons of Tuesday the 6th, 13th and 20th of June (2 to 2,5 hours each). During the course participants were introduced to the circular economy and its application within the construction sector. Participants were also presented the work and findings of the BUS-GoCircular project to date.
Each day of the course consisted of one or two presentations on a specific topic (Introduction to circular economy, training materials and useful tools, units of learning outcomes and skills mapping), followed by group work where 4 to 6 participants with similar professional backgrounds worked and discussed these topics and how they can be utilised in training. Several more presentations were recorded and provided as supporting material on the BUS-GoCircular YouTube channel. During the interactive sessions the participants discussed opportunities and barriers to implement circularity in their work/profession, worked with available training material created within the BUS-GoCircular project and finally designed their own training program.
The final output was a description of the designed training programme, which included the educational form of the course, the level of the course, the number of proposed hours in person and self-directed, the target audience and the modules that the course will likely cover. The proposals for these training programs were presented to the group at large followed by a round of questions and answers. The standard of these proposals was to a very high level and all participants received a certificate of completion and a digital badge. Even though the whole course took place online, the participants took full advantage of the opportunity to discuss the topic and materials that were provided with other construction professionals within Europe. Valuable information was shared with their fellow participants and the BUS-GoCircular team.