DASBE Transforming Construction Skills Conference, May 9

The Digital Academy for the Sustainable Built Environment (DASBE) provides blended education in critical areas needed to upskill the construction and retrofit sectors

DASBE and Higher Education Authority (HEA) respresentatives pictured at the HCI Collaboration Nation Conference

DASBE has been focusing on three core themes: energy efficiency, the circular economy, and digital construction skills for sustainable building.

DASBE is supporting 100 programmes in TUS and ATU, ranging from level 6 to level 9 (Masters). Funding is provided by the government’s Human Capital Initiative (HCI) Pillar 3, covering 33% to 50% of costs. Under the DASBE banner, additional funding has recently been announced for over 50 micro credentials aimed at the construction sector. Micro credentials are short, accredited courses designed to offer a flexible and accessible upskilling option.

The broad range of courses available through DASBE as online/blended deliveries, cover areas such as residential retrofit management, green procurement, BIM, heat pumps, drones and circular economy leadership for the built environment. A full list is available on www.dasbe.ie

The DASBE Transforming Construction Skills conference set for May 9th in Portlaoise will present the impacts of the DASBE initiative, showcase innovative technologies developed throughout the project and demonstrate how DASBE has integrated with multiple stakeholders to enhance learner pathways.

This conference is for construction industry professionals, educators, researchers, and industry representative bodies who are interested in finding solutions to the skills challenges within the built environment. Meet with industry experts, explore the solutions developed by DASBE and discuss new and emerging opportunities for collaboration and innovation.

The keynote will be delivered by Adrian Joyce, secretary general of EuroACE, who will deliver a European perspective on skills and training for the clean transition. Dean of flexible and workplace learning at TUS, Seamus Hoyne, will share the DASBE transformation journey. There will be over 20 speakers on the day including a panel discussion on ‘Emerging Trends, Needs, and Opportunities in Training in the Construction Sector’ in the afternoon.

DASBE is funded by the Higher Education Authority's HCI Pillar 3, a government programme designed to meet priority skills needs, by increasing collaboration between higher education and enterprise with a focus on innovations in teaching and learning.

To attend the Transforming Construction Skills Conference, May 9, the cost is €95 per person, a student rate is available. Register on dasbe.ie