RETRAIN - Training Network Renewable and Energy Efficiency Technologies in Buildings

The project aim on one hand is to evaluate and adapt current trainings in the field of biomass, solar thermal energy, photovoltaic, heat pumps and ventilation and on the other hand to define new potential trainings in case of further demand. This shall be a fundamental basis to prevent the threat of the absence of professionals and to increase the quality of already converted projects.

Short Description

Status

ongoing

Summary

Due to sharply raised energy prices and lots of discussions concerning the progressing climate change, the use of renewable energies and energy efficient technologies climbed significant. Closely linked to this fact the total requirement of highly trained employees in every mentioned area raised.

The project aim on one hand is to evaluate and adapt current trainings in the field of biomass, solar thermal energy, photovoltaic, heat pumps and ventilation and on the other hand to define new potential trainings in case of further demand.

Studies certify an enormous potential for the environmental industry - until 2030 this industry could be the 3rd most important industry in Austria. In the next 10 years, there will be a demand of 20.000 additional professionals in this field. Lots of this newly-created jobs will be in the field of renewable energies and energy efficient technologies.

To promote this trends and to avert the danger of having not enough professionals, existing trainings should be improved and the basic quantity increased. Beside the evaluation of existing trainings, the involvement of economic and industry is a key point of the project. In one-to-one appointments with most important representatives the medium-term requirements will be levied. Based on this results already existing trainings can be adapted and overlapping contents in combined modules summarized.

In addition to the development and revision of the existing trainings an enhancement of training offers must be achieved and the pool of referents enlarged. Necessary requirements for referents will be defined and contact to potential candidates approached. The application and distribution of the trainings is made in cooperation with educational establishments, federations and the guild. To ensure that the training sessions are offered accurately even after the duration of this project, a business plan is developed.

Project Partners

Project management

DI Fritz Brandstetter
Österreichisches Forschungs- und Prüfzentrum Arsenal Ges.m.b.H.

Project or cooperation partner

  • Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Christoph Strasser, Mag.(FH) Susanne Griesmayr
    Austrian Bioenergy Centre GmbH
    Außenstelle Wieselburg
    Rottenhauserstr. 1, A-3250 Wieselburg
    www.abc-energy.at
  • DI Johannes Fechner
    17&4 Organisationsberatung GmbH
    Mariahilfer Strasse 89/22, A-1060 Wien
    www.17und4.at
  • Ing. Ewald Selvicka
    AEE INTEC
    Feldgasse 19, A-8200 Gleisdorf
    www.aee-intec.at

Contact Address

DI Fritz Brandstetter
Österreichisches Forschungs- und Prüfzentrum Arsenal Ges.m.b.H.
1210 Wien, Giefinggasse 2
phone: +43 (50550) 6349
fax: +43 ( 50550) 6390
mobile: +43 (664) 8157983
E-Mail: friedrich.brandstetter@arsenal.ac.at
Web: www.arsenal.ac.at

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