The BUSH project itself and the “Roadmap for the development of training courses in the building sector” designed primarily to foster the development of further education system to ensure that the construction industry is able to contribute – as much as possible – to the achievement of Hungary’s 2020 national climate and energy policy objectives. To reach the goals the building sector could provide added value through the energy efficiency improvement of buildings, and the use of renewable energy technologies.
To this end, the aim of Pillar I of the BUSH project is to get a comprehensive picture about the building industry and related vocational training and adult education, based on the opinion of key stakeholders. A Status Quo Report (SQR) was completed in October 2012 on „Energy Efficiency and Use of Renewable Energies in Buildings: Opportunities and Needs in the Hungarian Education System.”
Based on questionnaire and interview results the SQR describes main obstacles and challenges existing in the building industry and in the current vocational training system. The identified problems contribute to the inadequate quality and quantity of trained and qualified workforce.
Another aim of Pillar I of the BUSH project is to facilitate the implementation of the national climate and energy policy objectives for 2020 by developing a Roadmap to put in place the necessary measures to ensure that support the adequate qualification and skill level of workforce. The Roadmap is in line and builds upon the findings of the SQR therefore it is advised to read the SQR document first. The Roadmap aims to provide solution possibilities to the a, Structural and policy; b, Training and education; c, Human resources and d, Economic and financial challenges identified in the SQR and describes over 30 implementation measures both in the building and the vocational education and training sectors. The two sectors are closely interlinked therefore complex measures are needed on the demand and the offer sides. The measures are formulated during and finalized after 218 questionnaire results, 30 interview (available in Hungarian), 3 joint round tables, 2 conferences and a number of bilateral meetings with key stakeholders, professional organizations. The document aims to assist governmental decision-making processes and strategy developments.
The proposed measures of the Hungarian Roadmap have been endorsed by 23 organisations representing the building sector, education/training instituitons and a ministry.They have all signed letters of endorsements. The endorsement report summarises the endorsement process.