The project will set up the national qualification and training scheme for on-site workers in the field of buildings focused on energy efficiency and use of renewables in buildings. This will strengthen the qualification of craftsmen, construction workers, system installers and other professions identified as a priority target group in the Roadmap.
The BUILD UP Skills SWEBUILD project is the first step in strengthening qualifications for an adequately educated building workforce in Sweden regarding energy efficiency and renewable energy. Targeting craftsmen, construction workers and installers, the project will:
- Create conditions for the efficient rollout of large-scale trainings in energy efficient building techniques and techniques for use of renewable energy in buildings,
- Identify and prepare quality assured curriculums and training materials of high international standards, and
- Train trainers which will deliver fit for purpose on-site training for craftsmen.
The aim of the project is to create a voluntary qualification system (quality labelling) based on the participatory strategy and actions of the Sustainable Construction Skill Alliance. It entails:
• On the one hand, reinforcing the up-to-date knowledge and appropriate skill base of construction workforce (especially HVAC skilled workers) in building energetics, energy efficient measures and use of renewable energy in order to become agents for energy efficient improvements of the Hungarian building stock.
• On the other hand, raising the awareness of property and home owners in energy efficiency measures and emphasising the importance of proper examination, assessment and installation of such measures in order to raise the demand for such qualified, skilled workers.
BUILD UP Skills UPSWING aims at developing three large scale fully functional training and qualification schemes for 3 professions with substantiated great impact on the energy upgrade of buildings in Greece. Initially, the specific training schemes will be designed according to the identified needs. The relevant occupational profiles will be updated and validated. Next, the training materials and guidelines, and the assessment criteria and tools for the exams leading to certification will be developed, while the “train the trainers” courses will be designed and piloted. Then, the schemes will be tested in pilot courses, to be evaluated and revised before launching to a fully functional large-scale level. In order to ensure the sustainability and enhancement of the training schemes after the project’s end, a number of accompanying measures in support of their coordination and operation are planned.
WE-Qualify aims to help the building sector of Cyprus to overcome the skills gap barrier facing the sector and especially the lack of competent qualified blue-collar workers for the construction of energy efficient buildings by the installation of RES and energy related building elements. The outcomes of WE-Qualify are expected to provide the key components for the upgrading of existing or drafting of new SVQs to be included in the future National Qualification Framework (NQF), an appropriate training methodology and a transparent and clearly defined qualification route. The ambition is to configure a competent workforce specialized on the Energy Performance of Buildings according to European criteria and standards, to encourage a greater number of blue-collar workers to advance their professional skills and knowledge and to help achieve the target for the construction of near zero energy buildings by 2020.