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BUILD UP Skills United Kingdom (BUILD UP SKILLS UK)

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The project will ensure that employers in the UK have the skilled workforce required to meet EU 2020 targets. To do this we will undertake a comprehensive review of existing skills, training provision, and anticipated skills needs to develop a 2020 Skills Roadmap. It is vital that this research be carried out to inform the skills and training landscape within the UK and act as a blueprint to implement a qualified low carbon workforce in preparation of 2020. The scope of the project will focus on the analysis of qualifications and training for technical and craft workers in the field of EE and RE in buildings. It will also include the qualification of the unemployed workforce. The first stage of the project will establish a National Qualifications Platform; a detailed database to secure buy-in from the sector through an interactive communications campaign. The research will utilise the Platform to gather information from all built environment sectors and devolved administrations. The input from the Platform and findings from the research will develop the 2020 Roadmap. The Roadmap will be endorsed via: a series of workshops, an electronic forum space, and information exchanges.

Results

  • Secure buy-in from key 50 stakeholders who will make up the core National Qualification Platform.
  • Complete Analysis of Status Quo research by June 2012.
  • Develop 2020 Skills Roadmap that is endorsed by all relevant stakeholders within the UK.
  • Develop and implement a thorough communication strategy to endorse all deliverables of the project and pave the way for effective implementation of the Roadmap.
  • Comprehensive management of the project from start to finish, ensuring that all targets are met and a robust evaluation is undertaken to lead into implementation of the Roadmap.
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Lessons learned

  • The UK Government needs to define its Green skills strategy.
  • If employers are not sure whether consumers actually want these energy efficiency technologies, they are unlikely to invest in training to get the extra skills.
  • Short-term survival is many employers’ current priority, rather than investment in training.
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Partners and coordinator

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AssetSkillsUnited Kingdom
Energy and Utility Skills LtdUnited Kingdom
SummitSkillsUnited Kingdom
Construction Industry Training BoardUnited Kingdom
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Contact

AssetSkills
United Kingdom
Contact point: 
Name: 
Richard Bayliss
Tel: 
+44/07775 675719

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In brief

Duration:
07/11/2011 to 06/05/2013
Contract number: 
IEE/11/BWI/479

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