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.
- CONDAP project: Online training and assessment material for construction mentors - - Read more
- Final NETconVET meeting in Madrid - - Read more
- EBC welcomes the European Green Deal communication - - Read more
- CONDAP project: three learning units identified for construction mentors - - Read more
- EBC intervenes at the European Fire Safety Week - - Read more
- EBC joins the #Skills4Climate campaign: call to strengthen the skills base in electrical and construction trades - - Read more
- Construction Blueprint: launch of the website in Rome - - Read more
- CONDAP project: new website & second partners meeting - - Read more
- CONDAP Project – Which digital skills are most needed by construction mentors? - - Read more
- Construction Blueprint: a massive sectoral alliance to develop a new European strategy for skills - - Read more