The construction sector generally suffers from a lack of qualified labour. On one hand, the economic crisis that hit construction also had a deep impact on the skills in the sector. On the other hand, employment is forecast to increase by 3.9% between 2013 and 2025 across the EU, mainly due to the need to replace employees leaving the sector.
The challenges will therefore be to ensure the training of an adequate number of new entrants to take over from retiring professionals and upskill the existing workforce.
EBC decided to provide some recommendations for policy-makers about the needs of the construction sector to develop more and better apprenticeships in the sector. This is a part of EBC’s commitment in the framework of the European Alliance for Apprenticeship.
Our recommendations would be: