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Build Up Skills CROatia: Strengthening energy efficiency SKILLS and certification schemes for building workers (BUILD UP Skills CROSKILLS II)

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This project intends to focus on the establishment of a large-scale qualification and training scheme for Croatian blue-collar building workers, based on the recommendations and priority measures defined by the National Roadmap. The action addresses the continuing training of building workers (craftsmen and blue collar workers) that are already on the job market, covering all works needed on the building envelope, and thus will target all 6 priority professions identified by the National Roadmap: bricklayers, plasterers, roofers, carpenters, house-painters and prefabricated construction fitters, each taking into account the 4 modules of education. Thus 24 training modules will be developed and tested, and a functioning certification scheme will be developed. An initial set of at least 10 training centers will be accredited country-wide, and preparations will be made for ensuring institutional and financial sustainability of the system after and outside of the project frame.

Results

  • Development of comprehensive training materials and training curricula for 6 priority building professions
  • Establishment of 6 training schemes, one for each priority profession, including accreditation of the initial set of training providers
  • Establishment of a national certification scheme for building workers, starting with 6 priority professions, but with a view of expanding and linking to other building sector-related professions, such as RES workers
  • Establishing mutual recognition of the future Croatian certification and training schemes with other European countries
  • Development of a sustainability plan for the continuation of the workers' training & certification schemes outside the project frame
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Lessons learned

The main outcomes of the action will be the following:
  • At least 1200 Croatian building workers trained and certified in energy efficiency
  • At least 10 accredited training centres and 200 trainers country-wide
  • Verified comprehensive training programmes in the field of energy efficiency for 6 priority construction professions
  • Functional national certification and accreditation schemes for workers and training providers in the field of energy efficiency for 6 priority construction professions, run by the Croatian Chamber of Civil Engineers
  • Recognition of the certified energy efficiency skills of Croatian building workers in other European countries
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Contact

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering
Kačićeva 26
10000 ZagrebCentral Croatia
Croatia
Contact point: 
Name: 
Ivana Banjad Pečur
Tel: 
00385 1 4639 162

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In brief

Duration:
01/09/2014 to 31/08/2017
Contract number: 
IEE/13/BWI/722/SI2.680179

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