Submitted by: Planungsbüro DP Dipl.-HTL-Ing. Heinz Koberger
Implemented country: Austria
Title: New Apprenticeship and Profession in Eco-Energy Technician
This proposal includes the whole process from the creation of a new scholastic profession to the point of actual feedback of alumni and involved companies. The pilot project started in 2001 when Austrian vocational schools, in cooperation with social partners and the energy association of Upper Austria, developed the occupational field for eco-energy installation technician. At same time, a curriculum for the new job was formulated in collaboration of the guild for sanitary and climate technicians. The implementation started at the vocational school Linz 8 in the school year 2002/2003. So far 60 trainees have already successfully passed their exam and another 65 are currently training in this school project. The occupational field covers the installation, commissioning and maintenance of energy-efficient plants that use renewable energy.