The project will address qualification needs for the construction sector as a first step in order to support the development of a national strategy for Romania, including recommendations for the certification, qualification or training of craftsmen involved in energy efficiency and installers of RES systems in buildings. The project will also analyse the need to adapt the existing professional and university training curricula to reflect the new qualification needs. The intended approach is to gather in a common platform all relevant stakeholders, inbuilding and training sectors in Romania, and to work together in a consultation process with a view to define a coherent strategy and roadmap to embed training on intelligent energy solutions for buildings in the mainstream curricula and practice of building professionals, taking into account the expected contribution of the building sector to the national 2020 targets and the requirements for nearly zero-energy buildings. Based on the active involvement of the key actors, it is envisaged that the final national roadmap is endorsed by relevant authorities and stakeholders with a commitment to carry out and implement the proposed strategy
The project aims at rebooting the National Qualification Platform (NQP), Status Quo Analysis (SQA) and National Roadmap developed under the BUILD UP Skills Romania project (ROBUST), to ensure alignment with the EU 2030 targets. The project will address qualification needs for the construction sector and will evaluate the effectiveness of the first National Roadmap implementation, in order to update the National strategy, including mapping the skills needs and recommendations for certification, qualification/ training of both ‘blue-collar’ and ‘white-collar’ professionals in Romania to reflect the new qualification needs.
The NQP gathering all relevant recognised stakeholders, in both buildings and education/training sectors in Romania, will be engaged in an active consultation process with a view to revise the SQA and National Roadmap to reflect the new realities of the building sector, while taking into account all relevant skills needed to enable the Clean Energy Transition, in particular the EU Renovation Wave, the mainstreaming of NZEBs, and the inclusion of resource efficiency considerations.
The project will be implemented by a consortium with complementary background and expertise in energy efficiency and renewable use in buildings, as well as moderating and communicating skills, life-long learning expertise and public administration, consisting in: the national research institute for construction sector (URBAN-INCERC), the relevant public authority (MDLPA), the leading university of civil engineering (UTCB), an energy network of 30 municipalities (OER), two representative clusters for the addressed sectors (Pro-nZEB and Cluster TEC), a relevant professional association (AIIR) and a management consultancy company (BDG).
Based on the active consultation and involvement of the key actors, it is envisaged that the updated national roadmap will be endorsed by relevant authorities and stakeholders with a commitment to carry out and implement the proposed strategy.
The BUILD UP Skills QualiShell project represents a natural continuation of BUILD UP Skills Romania (ROBUST) project and supports the development and implementation of large scale and long lasting national qualification schemes for the installers of external thermal insulating composite systems and high efficiency windows systems (carpentry and insulating glazing). The aim of the project is to ensure not only a high quality installation of very efficient building envelope components, but also the achievement of high performance building envelopes by developing effective tools to embed the adequate knowledge and skills in the relevant occupations and to foster the evolution in the national qualification system and in the vision of key stakeholders in the construction sector, moving towards the actual implementation of nearly zero energy buildings in Romania.