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The aims of the Project were to bring together all interest groups for building a national platform of qualifications for Construction sector workforce required to meet EU 2020 targets within energy efficiency and to develop a strategy with detailed action plan identifying the quantitative need for skilled workers (blue collar), their training measures, priorities, certification procedures, etc. Within the project the current situation in the construction related continuing education and training frameworks, energy efficiency and contribution to the Europe 2020 targets, obstacles and shortcomings, gap analysis and other will be collected and analyzed. Elaboration of the national 2020 skills roadmap was done. The final stage of project consisted in ensuring the roadmap endorsement and communicating the results to relevant stakeholders.


  • Successful creation of a National Qualification Platform led to structured high quality dialogue among stakeholders through a number of public meetings. Contrary to previous experiences, a number of private organisations were closely involved, highlighting their interest in the results or implementation of the qualifications roadmap. The process has helped to assess progress towards transposition of EU Directives relating to the 2020 targets on energy efficiency and renewables.
  • Total number of organisations participating in the platform was 25. The high number of endorsers indicates successful achievement of the project's goals and objectives. It is expected that the platform will work together in the future to ensure continuity of implementation and monitoring activities, using the project's website
  • The number of workers requiring training is expected to range from 35000 to 40000. There are no official statistical data on currently trained workers. To obtain this data a survey of construction companies was conducted. According to the survey results approximately 40% of employed workers have been trained in the construction of energy-efficient buildings. Approximately 30% of employed workers have been trained in the use of renewable energy source technologies.
  • The Roadmap outlines how business associations and training institutions will prepare and implement workforce qualification improvement programmes. It develops an initial list of qualifications/works requiring certification, and develops a procedure for selecting professions to be voluntarily certified, by associating certification with specifics jobs. It also proposes measures to update the certification system of companies and supplement it with qualification requirements for workers.
  • The project was supported by a number of stakeholders recognising the necessity of the project and its timely implementation. 25 organisations eventually endorsed the national roadmap.

Lessons learned

  • All organizations acknowledged the need for accreditation and recognition for training. Validation of Qualification passport motivates employees to improve skills and professional qualification.
  • For the first time in Lithuania so many different organizations related to workforce training (business, associations, education, research and government) participated in structured dialogue investigating qualifications and training needs and developing national road map for qualification system.

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Certification Center of Building Products
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Mr. Robertas Encius


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06/04/2012 to 04/12/2013
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