Construction Labour Foundation - Training
- Name of the instrument - Local language
- Fundación laboral de la construcción - Formación
- Name of the instrument - English translation
- Construction Labour Foundation - Training
- Type of instrument
- Training fund
- Type of entry
- Single instrument
- Short description
According to a binding collective agreement, companies in the construction sector contribute a fixed share of their yearly contribution to social security to the training fund (in 2015, 0.35%). The fund co-finances companies´ training in the fields of health and security management. The Construction Labour Foundation uses the funds to provide training in its own training centres or in companies.
- Short description of the related instruments
- Level of operation
- Name of a part of the country
- Name of the region (for regional instruments)
- Name of the sector (for sectoral instruments)
- Construction sector
- Legal basis
Resolution of 28/2/2012 of the Directorate General of Employment, for the register and publishing of the 5th collective agreement of the construction sector (Resolución de 28 de febrero de 2012, de la Dirección General de Empleo, por la que se registra y publica el V Convenio colectivo del sector de la construcción). Period 2012-2016.
- Objective(s) and target(s)
To promote vocational training, the improvement of health and security at work, as well as increase professional qualification in the sector, so as to professionalise and dignify the different professions and jobs in the construction sector.
- Year of implementation
- Year of latest amendment
The Construction Labour Foundation includes unions and employers' representatives which agree on the terms of the collective agreements, including quotas for training.
- Eligible group(s)
Companies in construction sector
- Group(s) with preferential treatment
- Education and training eligible
Training on health and securtiy, profession and management.
- Source of financing and collection mechanism
Companies pay quotas to the Foundation (these are percentages based on each company yearly contribution to social security; the percentage for each year is determined by the social partners; in 2015: 0.35%). Public administrations provide funds to the Foundation through calls for grants, contracts and agreements.
- Financing formula and allocation mechanisms
Employers only fund around 40% of the training costs.
A maximum of 10% of the personnel in a company can participate each year in training (or 1 worker in case of companies with less than 10 employees).
Allocation: Companies meeting pre-defined criteria best are funded.
- Eligible costs
fees and other costs related to training
personnel absence costs and internal training costs are not eligible
- Volumes of funding
- Beneficiaries/take up
76 041 individuals benefited in 2014; in 2013, 67 306.
- Monitoring/evaluation reports available
- Most relevant webpage - in English
- Most relevant webpage - local language
- Recent changes
New training contents were added so as to cover all workers in the sector.
Resolution of May 13, 2013 (Spanish Official Gazette 30/5/2013), http://www.fundacionlaboral.org/uploads/documentos/RectificacionVConven…
Resolution of August 18, 1993 (Spanish Official Gazette 22/12/1993), http://www.empleo.gob.es/es/Guia/leyes/R180893.html
Construction labour foundation. Monitoring report 2012, http://www.fundacionlaboral.org/uploads/visorpdf/memoria/2012/#/1
Construction labour foundation. Monitoring report 2013, http://www.fundacionlaboral.org/uploads/visorpdf/memoria/2013/
Construction labour foundation website, http://www.fundacionlaboral.org/quienes-somos