1 LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (PORTUGAL)
2 CENFIC -Centro de Formação Profissional da Indústria da Construção Civil e Obras Públicas do Sul (PORTUGAL)
3 FLC - Fundación Laboral de la Construcción (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN18 Proceedings
Publication year: 2018
Pages: 192-201
ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.0106
Conference name: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2018
Location: Palma, Spain
Green skills in the construction industry will fill in a very important role for the adaptation strategy to climate change and in development of more energy-efficient economies and employment growth to make EU states more climate-resilient.

To get the most out of greening the economy vocational education research must develop the skills, knowledge and competence that resource-efficient processes and technologies need and integrate them into policy and the practices of business and the community.

In order to respond the transition challenge to green economy BuS.Trainers project was drawn financed by ERASMUS+ program included in the Sector Skills Alliances for Design and Delivery of VET (Vocational Education and Training), because there was a central need along southern countries of Europe: lack of qualified VET trainers for teaching green skills in the construction industry.

The project aims to identify and filling gaps of Green Skills for the trainers, who are providing training on EE (Efficiency Energy) and RES (Renewable Energy Sources) in construction industry through development and offer a training system for vocational trainers to perform better teaching in applied sustainable construction.

In this article the strategy and results of the project in terms of construction trainer profile on green skills for Portugal are presented. It includes the results of an online survey and semi-structured interviews filled by VET trainers and other specialists for identification and definition of existing Green Skills Gaps.

The project is coordinated by Fundación Laboral de la Construcción (FLC – Spain) and five European countries are involved: Spain, Greece, Italy, Malta and Portugal. This European project has duration of 3 years and started in December 2016.
Vocational Education and Training, Green Skills, Construction Industry, Sustainable Construction.