Register in STEP 2 SUSTAINABILITY pilot training

More than 1000 hours of training available in e-learning
You can access all the course or the most suitable and useful modules for you and your company and get a certificate of the accomplished modules.
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This training unit enhances the knowledge and the abilities of using the existing standards, recognizing their importance as a strategic tool and their impact on organizational effectiveness.

After completing this training unit, youll be provided with:

Knowledge:
• To have knowledge on standardization and conformity assessment - types, procedures, strategies, relevant organizations, legal system
• To know how to use management system standards

Skills:
• To be able to use standards as decision making tool for increasing the companys competitiveness
• To be able to identify necessary information on standardization and conformity assessment by searching relevant catalogues and sources
• To apply the procedures for certification system in the company

Competences:
• To demonstrate the ability of using standards as decision making tool for increasing the companys competitiveness decide on the add value for the company, in terms of organization, sustainability and gains of image.

This training unit contains 115 hours of learning, which includes lectures, suggestions for practical sessions, self-study and assessment and corresponds to 5 ECVET points.

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This training unit provides knowledge, skills and competences in order to identify, to characterize, to , to control and to use various materials and components that have ecological/sustainable impact on footwear manufacturing.

After completing this training unit, youll be provided with:

Knowledge:
• To know various types, structures and characteristics of materials and components used in footwear industry, with a view to their ecological /sustainable impact
• To know the hazardous substances in footwear materials and final product.

Skills:
• To be able to identify and to environment friendly materials and components
• To be able to decide on the substitution of certain materials by the one that are environment friendly, maintaining the same level of functionality and other characteristics of the model
• To be able to evaluate/control the hazardous substances in footwear materials and final product.

Competences:
• To take decisions on the applicability of certain materials based on their ecological impact
• To suppliers of materials and components with ecological characteristics
• To promote an “environment friendly” view toward the entire lifecycle of the footwear product

This training unit contains 125 hours of learning, which includes lectures, suggestions for practical sessions, self-study and assessment and corresponds to 6 ECVET points.

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This training unit provides knowledge, skills and competences in order to know and to apply various eco-design concepts, models, tools and techniques for designing environment friendly footwear with a view to optimizing material consumption and manufacturing processes.

After completing this training unit, youll be provided with:

Knowledge:
• To know how to design eco-friendly footwear in relation with type of materials, components and manufacturing processes
• To know eco-design concepts, models and techniques in order to anticipate the environmental impact of the footwear from the designing stage
• To identify various 3D computer-aided design tools in order to reduce physical samples and prototypes for production.

Skills:
• To be able to apply eco designing concepts, models and techniques to footwear
• To be able to design new models and to change the previous designs in order to reduce the variety of materials for a product, to achieve a better material consumption and to optimize the production time
• To be able to use computer-aided design tools (Photoshop, 3D CAD design, etc.) for creating virtual prototypes.

Competences:
• To manage the product designing process from environmental perspective relating to the footwear sector, including both materials with eco-friendly characteristics and eco-efficient manufacturing processes.
• To produce footwear designs and collections that fulfil environment criteria by using 3D CAD tools for virtual prototyping
• To integrate the footwear eco-designs into the business model of the company.

This training unit contains 150 hours of learning, which includes lectures, suggestions for practical sessions, self-study and assessment and corresponds to 7 ECVET points.

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This training unit provides knowledge, skills and competences in order to plan and to manage highly efficient production processes by adopting sustainable technologies for footwear manufacturing in various production rooms: cutting, closing, assembling.

After completing this training unit, youll be provided with:

Knowledge:
• To know the entire footwear production process: cutting room, closing room, assembling room.
• To identify the energy sources and energy efficiency systems in each stage of the manufacturing process
• To know the methods, techniques and tools for transforming the traditional footwear manufacturing into an environmental friendly process.

Skills:
• To be able to and to apply sustainable technologies to footwear manufacturing for cutting, closing, assembling and finishing
• To plan and to evaluate the production process stages with environmental impact by: reducing variety and quantity of footwear materials, components and tools, reducing energy consumption and using renewable energy sources, reducing wastes, using materials that do not require additional treatments
• To plan highly efficient production processes by introducing computer aided manufacturing (CAM) systems and robots.

Competences:
• To design and to manage the stages of footwear manufacturing in order to make the production process more sustainable
• To demonstrate responsibility in decision-making for optimizing the resource within the framework of the footwear production processes.

This training unit contains 175 hours of learning, which includes lectures, suggestions for practical sessions, self-study and assessment and corresponds to 8 ECVET points.

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This training unit provides knowledge, skills and competences in order to search, to identify and to control the compliance of the mandatory environmental legislation for footwear industry.

After completing this training unit, youll be provided with:

Knowledge:
• To have extensive knowledge on environmental issues, especially regarding air, water, wastes, and noise
• To know the general structure of national and European legislations on environment issues
• To know the mandatory environmental legislation about hazardous substances, dust in working place, water restrictions, level of noise inside and outside the factory
• To have knowledge on waste management.

Skills:
• To use legislative databases and search engines on environmental issues
• To be able to control the parameters associated to environmental regulations and restrictions
• To be able to act for reducing the level of environmental parameters according to the applied legislation by minimizing dust, noise, wastes, water usage, VOC and hazardous substances, and other practices that imply extra resources other than the minimum necessary
• To the suppliers of raw materials based on criteria of compliance to the environmental restrictions
• To identify and to report any possible situation of risk.

Competences:
• To supervise the environmental practices of the company in order to comply with the national and EU legislations
• To control the compliance with the mandatory environmental legislation about: hazardous substances, dust in work environment, water restrictions, level of noise inside and outside the factory and management of wastes.

This training unit contains 75 hours of learning, which includes lectures, suggestions for practical sessions, self-study and assessment and corresponds to 4 ECVET points.

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This training unit provides knowledge, skills and competences in order to control the compliance of the mandatory HSW legislation for footwear industry.

After completing this training unit, youll be provided with:

Knowledge:
• To know national and European legislations on HSW
• To know the risks within footwear manufacturing processes: risk for accidents and professional illnesses; harmful substances, devises and tools for production; electrical, fire and gas risks
• To have general knowledge on machinery safety, as well as on plant and equipment maintenance.

Skills:
• To be able to identify and to act for controlling and minimizing the risks with footwear manufacturing processes, including machinery and equipment safety, harmful substances, accidents and professional illnesses.
• To be able to coordinate a team and to act according with the companys procedures for emergency situations

Competences:
• To plan, to implement and to control the accomplishment of HSW to certain requirements according with legislation and companys strategies and regulations

This training unit contains 100 hours of learning, which includes lectures, suggestions for practical sessions, self-study and assessment and corresponds to 5 ECVET points.

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This training unit provides knowledge, skills and competences in order to control the compliance of the mandatory product legislation for footwear industry (REACH and consumer safety).

After completing this training unit, youll be provided with:

Knowledge:
• To know the European legislation, regulations and procedures for products and materials: General Product Safety Directive and REACH
• To know the procedures for REACH- Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction.

Skills:
• To collaborate and to implement with the Design/Product development department and with the Logistic department for materials acquisitioning in order to comply with the REACH regulations on restricted chemicals and their restriction limits
• To be able to control if the footwear produced by the company accomplishes the relevant requirements according with REACH regulations
• To be able to identify the suppliers and accredited testing laboratories that certify the compliance with the legislation on safety footwear components and hazardous chemicals.

Competences:
• To collaborate and to implement with the Design/Product development department and with the Logistic department for materials acquisitioning in order to comply with the REACH regulations on restricted chemicals and their restriction limits

This training unit contains 100 hours of learning, which includes lectures, suggestions for practical sessions, self-study and assessment and corresponds to 5 ECVET points.

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This training unit provides knowledge, skills and competences in order to control the compliance of the mandatory contractual, social and trade legislation.

After completing this training unit, youll be provided with:

Knowledge:
•To know the national and European legislation regarding human rights, contractual rules, social aspects and fair trade.

Skills:
• To be able to relevant requirements according with national, European and international trade legislations applied in footwear sector.

Competences:
• To be able to collaborate with the human resources, financial and selling departments in order to elaborate and to control the contractual requirements according with the trade legislation that is applied for import/export operations.

This training unit contains 100 hours of learning, which includes lectures, suggestions for practical sessions, self-study and assessment and corresponds to 5 ECVET points.

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This training unit provides knowledge, skills and competences in order to adopt environment friendly packaging solutions.

After completing this training unit, youll be provided with:

Knowledge:
• To have knowledge on the eco-friendly packaging solutions, being aware on their environmental impact.

Skills:
• To identify the most environment friendly packaging techniques: recyclable materials, biodegradable materials, reusable packaging, etc.
• To be able to the suppliers that can provide environment friendly solutions for packing
• To be able to adopt packing solutions packaging by efficiently using the own resources of the company.

Competences:
• To demonstrate capacity and responsibility for ing, adopting and implementing the environment friendly packaging solutions.

This training unit contains 50 hours of learning, which includes lectures, suggestions for practical sessions, self-study and assessment and corresponds to 4 ECVET points.

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This training unit provides knowledge, skills and competences in order to operate with logistic resources, including warehouse, transportation and distribution.

After completing this training unit, youll be provided with:

Knowledge:
• To know the LEAN manufacturing concepts and principles and related organization methods
• To know advanced internal and external logistics solutions (AIELS).
• To know highly-receptive techniques of production (HRToP) on demand
• To know the RFID technique for the accurate control of inventories and the systematic verification of orders and goods received.

Skills:
• To be able to apply advanced internal and external logistics solutions (AIELS)
• To be able to apply the highly-receptive techniques of production (HRToP) on demand.
• To control of inventories and perform the systematic verification of orders and goods by applying the RFID technique for the accurate control of inventories.

Competences:
• To collaborate with the other departments (sales, marketing, production etc.) and to demonstrate responsibility and capacity to implement advanced methods, solutions and techniques for an efficient logistic system in company.

This training unit contains 75 hours of learning, which includes lectures, suggestions for practical sessions, self-study and assessment and corresponds to 5 ECVET points.

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This training unit provides knowledge, skills and competences in order to reformulate the marketing strategies of the company toward sustainability and to implement the green marketing tools.

After completing this training unit, youll be provided with:

Knowledge:
• To know the green marketing concepts and principles/rules
• To know the new business concepts: B2B, B2C and e-commerce.

Skills:
• To identify the changes in the consumer behaviour and their lifestyle, to identify the market demands for eco-friendly products
• To be able to evaluate the companies’ performance in terms of environmentally friendly operations and to identify areas for developing green marketing strategies;
• To be able to propose changes of the marketing strategy of the company in order to respond to the requirements of the new business models: on-line purchases, B2B, B2C, e-commerce.

Competences:
• To incorporate sustainable marketing strategies and principles in own company by reformulating the marketing mix tool.
• To develop and to implement a green marketing plan for footwear based on companys social and environmental performance.

This training unit contains 60 hours of learning, which includes lectures, suggestions for practical sessions, self-study and assessment and corresponds to 4 ECVET points.

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This training unit provides knowledge, skills and competences in order to plan, to implement and to control the companys Social Corporate Responsibility practices.

After completing this training unit, youll be provided with:

Knowledge:
• To know the SCR concepts, key actions, advantages and disadvantages and best practices
• To know how to act for SCR on various levels: community, environment, market, relation with employees, suppliers and clients.

Skills:
• To care for the implementation of good practices of SCR,
• To be able to act for implementation and maintenance of the good practices on SCR.

Competences:
• To apply critical success actions and best practices in SCR on key topics: involvement in communities, relations with employees, relations with suppliers and clients, responsibility on the environment issues
• To develop and to implement a SCR plan.

This training unit contains 40 hours of learning, which includes lectures, suggestions for practical sessions, self-study and assessment and corresponds to 3 ECVET points.

  
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