Setting up Qualification and Continuing Education and Training Scheme for Middle and Senior Level Professionals on Energy Efficiency and Use of Renewable Energy Sources in Buildings
ingREeS, a Horizon 2020 project, brings about the qualitative step-change in life-long learning in the construction sector in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, determining increasing participation rates and effectiveness of education activities. Within this project, professional chambers and associations meet to develop training systems for middle and senior level engineers and construction professionals. These training systems will provide the knowledge and skills corresponding to the European standards and requirements. ingREeS training courses participants will become fully qualified in the area of energy efficiency and the use of renewable resources in buildings.
In order to ensure appropriate project implementation, the Slovak and Czech competent authorities and other relevant stakeholders including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and other key employers in construction industry will be involved in the common dialogue on the financial and regulatory measures that would facilitate investments in construction professionals’ skills and support market demand for intelligent energy solutions in buildings.
The education and training programmes are to be prepared for middle and senior level engineers and construction professionals –the main target group of the project – , while covering the following professions identified in both roadmaps as key for achieving the EU 2020 energy targets:
- Civil Engineers – Site Managers
- Construction Site Supervisors
- Civil Engineers – Energy Counsellors
- Architects and Planners
- Assessors of the Achieved Energy Efficiency of Buildings
Secondly, experienced professionals (skilled researchers, teachers, managers and other industry experts) in the area covered by the project will participate as experts contributing to the preparation of training and training materials and the future trainers of the training to be delivered within this project.
Relevant Slovak and Czech decision makers and opinion formers (including SMEs and key employers in the construction sector) fall within the third project target group, invited to discuss supporting measures.