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BUILD UP SKILLS

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  • Awareness raising
  • Knowledge and skills improvement
Start Date
November 2017

The consortium consisting of 9 participants: 5 regional planning and administration institutions, 1 public commercial institution and 3 professional building associations representing 89 companies and more than 900 construction experts and professionals, have submitted the proposal in order to create preconditions for overcoming barriers and identified skills gaps in the various professions involving low-skilled workers, in order to meet the 2020 targets in the building sector. Main activities to be provided are as following: •Analysis of national status quo. •Identification of stakeholders, promotion of their involvement, and establishment of national qualification platform. •Elaboration of the national qualification roadmap and the action plan. •Endorsement of National qualification roadmap and action plan at national, regional and local level. •Participation in EU exchange activities. Relevant stakeholders: Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, State Service of Education Quality and vocational schools are already approved their involvement in the action.

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Agris Kamenders
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Riga Technical University Course “Sustainability principles in architecture and construction”

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  • 10 architecture students are currently participating in the course
Start Date
January 2016

Latvian Sustainable Building council together with the faculty of Architecture of Riga Technical university are introducing a study course ”Sustainability principles in architecture and construction”. The topics of the course include energy efficiency, sustainable materials, city infrastructure, indoor air quality, building certification systems, legislative framework of construction sector and construction projects management.

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Maija Krizmane
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Introducing ID Cards for Workers in the Construction Industry

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  • The project impact in Latvia will be seen after the implementation in 2016
  • Research (source 1) shows results in many other EU member states
Start Date
January 2016

The ID cards ensure that the construction is carried out by skilled, qualified workers and also ensures data collection for future capacity building and education of construction workers.

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Normunds Grinbergs
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