Closing the Construction Skills Gap – DASBE Conference hears that Collaboration is Key

Key education, research, and industry leaders in the construction sector attended the Transforming Construction Skills Conference organised by DASBE in Portlaoise today, May 9.  DASBE (Digital Academy for the Sustainable Built Environment) is a hub for upskilling in the construction sector. DASBE is a partnership between two higher education institutes, the Technological University of the Shannon […]

Thousands of Micro-Credential places available to boost the supply of Construction Skills

The Micro-Credential Course Learner Subsidy, under the HCI Pillar 3, offers a subsidy rate of 80 per cent for courses addressing skills in key priority areas, including renewable energy, sustainability, construction and planning, artificial intelligence, cyber security, ICT, and electronic engineering. Other courses will provide a 50 per cent learner subsidy rate. Micro-credential courses, designed […]

Unitherm Training facility opens in ATU

Minister Hildegarde Naughton was in ATU Galway campus today (19/02/2024)to officially open the Unitherm Heating Systems training facility. An excellent example of cooperation with the Technological University bridging a skills gap in decarbonisation. ATU’s first cohort of students graduated with their CPD Certificates in Heat Pump Installation, Commissioning, Maintenance and Servicing on Friday February 16th, […]

Save the Date – DASBE Transforming Construction Skills Conference, May 9

DASBE Conference set for May 9th in Portlaoise Save the Date – DASBE Transforming Construction Skills Conference DASBE partners are excited to announce the upcoming Transforming Construction Skills Conference on May 9, 2024 at the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise. This conference aims to bring together industry professionals, educators, professional organisations and researchers to discuss […]

Explore DASBE Virtual Reality Tools

The construction industry is dramatically changing with the use of digitalisation an essential part of an efficient modern workforce. It’s an exciting time to be working in the sector with technology now a fundamental part of how construction projects are run. To keep up with this pace of change, Irish construction professionals need to upskill […]

Funding for Upskilling in Critical Areas in the Construction Sector

DASBE is pleased to announce that there is up to 50% funding available for 22 accredited and flexible programmes aimed at upskilling construction professionals in the sustainable built environment. These programmes are now open for applications and will start in January 2024. DASBE is transforming upskilling in the construction sector, having introduced 36 short, newly […]

Report Outlines Significant Skills and Labour Shortages in the Built Environment Sector

The Build Up Skills Ireland (BUSI2030) project , which includes DASBE partners Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) and The Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) has issued a report outlining the significant skills and labour shortages in the built environment sector. The study highlights how this challenges Ireland in reaching its climate targets and points […]

Healthy Homes Ireland launches indoor environmental quality report

Healthy Homes Ireland (HHI), is a joint initiative by Velux and DASBE partner, the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC), who presented an extensive report of policy recommendations on Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) to Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage, Kieran O’Donnell, T.D., cross party representatives and key stakeholders in […]