Croatia, with some exceptions in the institutional vocational education, has no systematic training of students and construction workers in energy efficiency (EE), and there is also no certification scheme for workers or companies related to EE in buildings.
CROSKILLS project, as part of the Build Up Skills initiative, focuses on developing the training plan that includes curricula and training modules with accompanying teaching materials, in order to close the educational gap in the construction sector. Activities will be implemented in cooperation with relevant institutions and organisations from industry, vocational training and administration, to comply with the needs of the sector and the legal requirements.
The training modules will be developed for each of the 6 priority construction professions, in 4 modules in accordance with the Croatian Qualifications Framework (levels 2 and 3) - a total of 24 modules. Training plans will cover:
- permanent on-the-job training of qualified on-site workforce;
- qualification of unqualified workers for on-site construction jobs;
- pre-qualification of (un)employed construction workforce for other/additional on-site construction profiles;
- certification of non-formal and informal learning outcomes - certification exam without a course taken.
To find out more about the training please visit the CROSKILLS website.