The Status Quo Analysis Report on education and training of building professionals in Hungary was published in the framework of the ConstructSkills4LIFE project

The Hungarian Status Quo Analysis report on education and training of building professionals and skills needed to achieve the 2030 energy efficiency and climate targets was published on June 30th.

Co-funded by the European Union (EU) under the LIFE programme, the aim of the ConstructSkills4LIFE project is to support the Hungarian construction sector by paving the way to upgrade the skillset of blue- and white-collar workers needed to reach the targets set by EU and national policies until 2030 concerning the Hungarian building stock. The project emphasizes a holistic approach focusing on a more intensified integration of digital technologies applicable in buildings, improved process management and qualitative renovation practices, subsequently fostering stakeholder cooperation and entrepreneurship that results in a more sustainable built environment.

Building on the results of the implemented national BUILD UP SKILLS projects (BUSH, TRAINBUD) the consortium revitalizes the National Platform engaging relevant stakeholders from the construction industry (educational institutions, policy makers, professional associations, market actors) and conduct an up-to-date Status Quo Analysis (SQA) to have a clear picture of the current state of the Hungarian construction sector in relation to skill gaps of both blue- and white-collar workers, market demand and necessary measures to lead Hungary towards climate-neutrality. The report was developed with the active involvement of key stakeholders through interviews and surveys.

The report published on the 30th of June provides an overview of the main challenges the Hungarian construction sector faces in achieving the energy-efficiency and climate goals related to buildings set by the European Union and Hungary by 2030.

The report addresses issues on:

  • the state of vocational and higher education in Hungary for construction professionals
  • the shortage of skilled and multi-skilled workers in Hungary
  • issues around training and upskilling of trainers and professionals
  • role of digitalization in the construction industry
  • circular economy, energy efficiency, renewable energy and smart buildings
  • current labour market conditions and qualification needs

The Status Qua Analysis report serve as a solid foundation for the development of a Hungarian construction training strategy and a human resource management system for the year 2030. Additionally, these findings are crucial for the revision of the Hungarian National Roadmap, which was formulated almost a decade ago, and for the development of a new roadmap that is tailored to address the current challenges in the construction industry.

The report is available both in English and Hungarian.