The “Eco-trainer” qualification for the construction industry will be launched on the second half of 2019

European project Bus.Trainers’s consortium designed a professional qualification, specialized in energy efficient and renewal energy system which will be recognized by the EU.

Eleven partners from Spain, Greece, Italy, Malta and Portugal just finished “Eco-trainer”, the qualification in Vocational Training (VET) for trainers in the construction sector, it was developed under the European project framework called Bus.Trainers. It is a specialized training in specific competences in energy efficient (EE) and renewal energy system (RES), based on innovate tools for trainers who seek raising, from trainers’ knowledge, the competitiveness in the industry and its transmission to the workers and future employees of the sector.

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First results of the Bus.Trainers Project about the lacks of “green” skills of VET trainers in the construction

One of the five priority objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, the axis about “climate change and energy”, decisively marks a turn in the European Union towards a “green” economy.

In fact, since the original commitments assumed by the members (20% of reduction of greenhouse effect, in relation with the 1990 levels, 20% of renewal energy and an increase on 20% of energy efficient), the goal have changed for 2030 (at least 40% of reduction in greenhouse effect, in relation with 1990 levels, at least 27% of renewal energy and 27% of improvement in energy efficient) This “waybill” guide us to a low-carbon competitive economy for 2050, which considerates more the weather and consumes less energy (80% of reduction of greenhouse effect, in relation with 1990 levels, going to reach a 60% by 2024).

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