The Federation of Construction Industry in Northrhine-Westphalia (shortly named BFW-NRW) is a nonprofit organization.We support construction firms regarding vocational education and training. Therefore the federation maintains threevocational training centers in Kerpen, Essen and Hamm. The employees of all centers are responsible for the vocational training as well as occupational health and safety (OH&S) and environment. Target groups are apprentices, adults andwould-be masters and craftsmen. All VET-Centers and BFW-NRW are certified by DIN ISO EN 9001:2000.
BFW-NRW belongs to the FIEC. FIEC is the European Construction Industry Federation, representing via its 34 nationalMember Federations in 29 countries (27 EU & EFTA, Croatia and Turkey) construction enterprises of all sizes, i.e. small andmedium-sized enterprises as well as “global players”, carrying out all forms of building and civil engineering activities. Beinga member of the above mentioned federation, the dissemination (providing information on the project, the quality, relevance and effectiveness of the results) in whole Europe can beensured.