Discussion on the suitability of the Energy Efficiency Profitability course in relation to ‘green’ jobs in the sector

Construye 2020+ partnership organises the third focus group to assess, through the opinion of experts and stakeholders from the construction sector, the updates of the Build Up Skills courses.

On 2nd December, the National Institute of Qualifications (Instituto Nacional de las Cualificaciones -Incual-), which is part of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, together with the leader of the initiative, Fundación Laboral de la Construcción, met more than ten sustainability experts from the industry to discuss the contents, structure and didactic resources used in the Energy Efficiency Profitability course. The project partners, together with representatives of the National Association of Manufacturers of Insulating Materials (Asociación Nacional de Fabricantes de Materiales Aislantes -Andimat-), Placo Saint-Gobain, the Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Lightweight Facades and Windows (Asociación Española de Fabricantes de Fachadas Ligeras y Ventanas -Asefave-), Habitissimo, and the Council of Technical Architects of Spain, among others, valued positively the microprogramming and web development designed by the technology partner, the Institute of Robotics and Information and Communication Technologies (IRTIC) of the University of Valencia.

The opinions and evaluations of the participants in the focus group were collected by means of a pre-filled online form. This allowed us to discuss the most controversial points.

This training is part of the Construye 2020+ Eco Courses, which are part of the consortium’s commitment to ‘green’ and up-to-date training for professionals in this industry. Thus, as the third pillar of the Spanish Build Up Skills initiative, the Construye 2020+ consortium has updated the contents of the courses developed in Build Up Skills Spain ‘Construye 2020’ edition 2013 and 2016.

Green boost for training

Specifically, the Energy Efficiency Profitability course is one of the six training courses that have been updated by partnership:

  1. Course on Insulation.
  2. Course on Window Installation.
  3. Course on Geothermal Installations.
  4. Course on Biomass Installations.
  5. Course on Air Conditioning Installations.
  6. Course on Energy Efficiency Profitability.