Green Salon Conference in El Palo, Malaga - Bridgwater & Taunton College

The College are working in partnership with a Dutch FE institute called Stivako and a number of another partners from across Europe to promote sustainability within the hairdressing sector. The project is called Future Skills & Sustainable Development in the Green Salon.

The College sent staff members from the hair and beauty department to attend a conference in Malaga on the 7 October 2017. It was very productive and the sixth conference has been organized on the 5 and 6 of June in Malaga.

The main issues of the conference were:

  • To discuss the results of the developed learning material of three learning modules on environment, health and safety and entrepreneurial skills. The learning material will be developed by the four participating hair and beauty schools.
  • The presentation of the concept e-game.
  • Discussing the results of the developed physical sustainability game. In the next period the game will be translated en tested in the participating countries.
  • Presentation of the definite version of the internet based diagnostic scan. The partners have decided to develop this scan as an extra deliverable. The diagnostic scan will be built as an internet assessment tool for the schools and SME's and the entrepreneur and employees in the sector.

The main goals of the Green Salon project is to develop new educational products such as workshops on sustainability and innovation, teaching materials for schools and post vocational education about sustainability in the 'green' salon and a study of management systems of sustainability in the sector. They have also worked on entrepreneurial skills, diagnostic scans and roadmaps for businesses and schools, and a physical sustainability and internet awareness game about sustainability and entrepreneurial skills.

The participating organizations:

AARHUS TECH is a large educational institution in Denmark specialising in technical studies and offering a range of international activities.

EL PALO is a VET-institute in Spain that offers personal image consultant and social programmes, the baccalaureate and vocational training in beauty and hairdressing.

The IGS (Institute de Gestion Sociale) in France is a group of higher education institutes, training centres (full-time, co-operative and executive) and research facilities based on the concept of an International Professional University.  

Bridgwater & Taunton College caters for more than 15,000 full-time and part-time students each year and employs more than 1,000 staff. The student population comprises approximately 3,500 16 to 18 year olds, as well as 700 students following Higher Education programmes.

ROC van Amsterdam in the Netherlands is one of the largest community colleges in Europe with approximately 35,000 students; 3,500 part-time and full-time staff spread over roughly 60 locations.

STIVAKO, a Dutch VET-institute for management and leadership in the print media and creative industries. Stivako is the coordinator of the project.

For more information please visit the project website

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