Title Skills Alliance Energy Saving and Sustainable Construction in Baltic Sea Region
Project Number EAC-2012-0626
Project Type Development of Innovation
Country EU-Centralised Projects
Marketing Text New alliance "Technologies of Energy Saving and Resource Saving Construction" focusing on the needs of SMEs has been formed. During the project three educational measures have been developed to tackle the growing demand on qualified employees and managers in SMEs in the energy and construction field.
Three educational measures are prepared, targeted at SMEs in the field "Energy Saving and Resource Saving Construction”.
The first measure is aimed at young people, including unemployed ones, which shall provide a simple training and basic qualification, for the reintegration in the labour market.
The second measure is an advanced training course for SMEs' managers and owners.
The third measure is dual bachelor's modules; coming from the German dual system, this course provides practical training and a study course at the same time.
The project with 10 partners from 5 countries: Latvia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Finland has established the Skills Alliance and will extend it to 60 partners from 11 countries in the Baltic Sea Region.
SMEs make up to 99% of all enterprises and almost 70% of all jobs and are important players in the energy and construction field. The lack of skilled professionals acts as the biggest hindrance. There is a strong demand for action in the field "Energy Saving and Resource Saving Construction”. SMEs can definitely contribute to the solution and at the same time open up new growth areas.
The following educational measures are developed:
1. A new, innovative professional training for young people with good practical skills (school graduates with learning difficulties in theoretical courses but with good manual skills) will be developed. These young people, often without a chance, receive with this professional training outstanding career prospects; enterprises acquire urgently required personnel. Thus, youth unemployment is reduced and the activities of SMEs in energy-saving promoted.
2. SME personnel can gain good qualifications thanks to short advanced training in the field of energy efficiency when this is oriented at differently qualified target groups and specific requirements of SME. Accordingly a SME advanced training programme with specific courses will be developed and implemented. Thereby SME personnel will be qualified on a broad basis and preconditions for more intensive implementations of energy-saving measures will be created. Moreover, one of the trainings is as Train-the-Trainer course developed. That qualifies trainers in the endergy and construction field, who can carry ou the trainings also after the project end.
3. To ensure the reservoir of young skilled entrepreneurs and management personnel for SMEs dual bachelor's courses have proven to be excellent. In the project modules are developed which are integrated in these courses and qualify in energy-saving technologies and renewable energy sources. Thus, the future SME management personnel is prepared for the tasks in the energy field.
All three educational packages will be transferred to 60 education providers in 11 countries. These organisations maintain more than 450 000 SMEs so that due to permanent implementation, promoted by the existing alliance, a very high number of SMEs and participants can be achieved.
Access for disadvantaged
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities
program or curricula
The main tangible results/products of the project are:
- modularised vocational training with curricula, module description and further information like examination regulations
- 5 curricula of the advanced trainings for SMEs
- dual bachelor's modules with all teaching materials
- project website