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The Austrian BUILD UP Skills Initiative is a main step to increase the qualification level of craftsmen, construction workers and system installers in the building sector. The project “BUILD UP Skills Austria” initiated a national strategic process that brought together all relevant actors in the field of qualification, training and education in order to develop national strategies to improve the skills of blue collar workers in the building sector.
The main target of the project was the set-up and the endorsement of a national qualification roadmap. Due to all relevant Austrian stakeholders could be actively involved into the development process the majority of stakeholders underlined there effort to support the implementation of the roadmap by signing an endorsement document. The target of the Austrian BUILD UP Skills Initiative is to ensure an optimal contribution to the national and European energy objectives till 2020.
The project aimed to develop a modular qualification scheme for professionals in the construction industry with an emphasis on across-the-crafts training of e.g., general foreman, foremen, skilled workers, craftsmen and unskilled workpeople.
Creation of a solid basis for the implementation of short on-site course modules, and development of new concepts for financing the new training courses.
Development of a national training standard and the curricula for a modular national training scheme, based on the recommendations of the Austrian BUILD UP Skills roadmap.
Implementation of pilot courses at different locations throughout Austria.
Analysis of the implementation, funding and promotion of the pilot courses.
Development of an information hub to ensure communication to relevant stakeholders, dissemination of the project results and promotion of the new training courses.