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LIT and Construction Blueprint partners launch interactive map displaying skill shortages & gaps across Europe’s construction sector


LIT’s Development Unit, along with a number of other European organisations and VET providers, have assisted in producing a pioneering interactive map displaying existing good practices and skill shortages across the construction industry in Europe.

The initiative is a key objective in the Erasmus+-funded Construction Blueprint project, which has been running since January 2019 and will do so until 2023. The project has an overall budget of just under €4 million, with LIT’s overall budget standing at just over €200,000.

The map contains detail on a number of LIT projects, including BIMzeED, BUNRS and Superhomes, as well as an NZEB suite of trainings that is being developed with Waterford Wexford Educational Training Board WWETB, that includes ongoing work from Project Officer Lis O’ Brien.

Construction Blueprint, gathers 3 EU umbrella sectorial organisations, 9 national sectorial representatives and 12 VET providers (24 partners) from 12 EU countries. These partners are working together on a new sectorial strategic approach for the co-operation of skills in the construction industry throughout Europe.

The project will address three key areas for the construction industry: energy efficiency, digitalisation, and circular economy. LIT is leading the activity of identifying good practices locally & nationally that address skill shortages in modern construction. From this, an online training centre on energy efficiency, digitalisation and circular economy will be developed, allowing sector workers to upskill.

The full map is available to view here: