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Germany - Pillar I

The aim of QUALERGY2020 is to provide necessary information on the actual workforce needs considering the 20-20-20-goals (numbers and specific qualifications) in the Building Sector in Germany. Thereby the focus is laid on the ‘on-site/blue collar workers’ (construction workers, craftsmen and installers). Therefore, the Status-Quo-Analysis will deliver in a first step quantitative and qualitative information of the existing workforce and the qualification bundles in 2020 (also quantitative and qualitative). On this basis a gap-analysis will show diferences between the existing and the needed workforce and qualification programs. This information is used for specific recommendations on how to build up the needed workforce, which are discussed with all relevant stakeholders. The discussion process shall result in a national qualification roadmap for Germany with suggestions for new or modified qualification courses and sufficient workforce supply.

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National contact information

German Confederation of Skilled Crafts e. V. (ZDH)
Dr. Peter Weiss

Project patner(s)

Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)
German Construction Confederation (ZDB)
German Energy Agency (dena)
Heinz-Piest-Institute for Craft Technology (HPI)
Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training in the Crafts Sector (FBH)


QUALITRAIN aims to develop and implement large-scale qualification and training schemes as well as accompanying measures which ensure a sustainable system of lifelong qualification of blue-collar-workers in the building sector


Development of a system for early recognition of future qualification needs and skills needs;Implementing systemic thinking and cross-trade-insights within existing CVET programmes or creating a new CVET programme; executing and testing a pilot course which addresses the inter-faces and cooperation between trades and establishing the CVET programme as a brand;Development of material for ensuring quality within the process of installing or renewing efficient energy and renewable energy in buildings;Development of a transferable "Train-the-Trainer"-seminar, including materials, and of an eLearning-module "Train-the-Trainer";Development of supporting structures and materials for SMEs for sustainable and lifelong qualification concepts in the enterprises of the building sector;Development of consulting aids within the chamber of skilled crafts organisations for sustainable and lifelong qualification concepts;Implementation of a national CVET database for the building sector.

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Trade / Profession: 
  • skilled across-the-crafts workers
  • craftstmen (across the crafts)
  • unskilled workers (across the crafts)

National contact information

Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks e.V.
Ursel Weißleder

Project patner(s)

Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Forschungsinstituts für Berufsbildung im Handwerk an der Universität zu Köln

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