Skills

The construction sector suffers from a shortage of qualified labour and a lack of interest from young people. At the same time, construction workers are asked to continuously demonstrate new abilities related to digitalisation, circular economy, energy efficiency and improved occupational health and safety regulations. While these skills are starting to be addressed by public policies, further work is needed to address current and upcoming challenges of the construction sector.

EBC advocates for work-based learning (WBL), the integration of entrepreneurship in Vocational Education and Training (VET) curricula, the better involvement of SME associations and employers’ representatives in the definition of skills and apprenticeship and reinforced efforts to attract young people and women to the sector.

EBC is a member of European Alliance for Apprenticeship (EAfA) to strengthen the supply, quality and image of apprenticeships in the construction sector. Additionally, EBC participates to EU-funded projects under the Erasmus+ program with the ambition to shape the future of skills and VET in the construction sector.

News

  • Renewables: INCREASE Project Meeting in Brussels on enhancing PV integration efforts - - Read more  
  • Skills: EBC talks green, digital and skills transitions in construction in closing event of the European year of Skills - - Read more  
  • Skills: Construction SMEs and crafts’ 10 action points to address skills and labour needs in construction - - Read more  
  • Skills: First edition of the Pact for Skills Forum - - Read more  
  • Skills: UK Mission to the European Union invites EBC to discuss green jobs - - Read more  
  • Skills: EBC renews its European Alliance for Apprenticeships pledge - - Read more  
  • EU Year of Skills: EBC talks about construction skills in SMEunited conference and REHVA summit - - Read more  
  • EU Vocational skills week: EBC speaks in High-level construction forum and EVBB events on skills in construction - - Read more  
  • Skills: Commission publishes its first Pact for skills Annual Report - - Read more  
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