The BUILD UP Skills BEET project defines the path that needs to be followed by 2020 for the upgrade of skills and qualifications of the building workers for the practical application of Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy Sources (RES) measures that will allow FYR of Macedonia to meet its national energy targets.
BEET aims at introducing voluntary qualification schemes as well as 5 different training programmes to build up the energy efficiency skills of building sector workers. Targeted occupational fields are: building envelope, glassing, roofing, energy infrastructure and Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems.
This will ensure coverage of all occupational fields identified and prioritised in the national Roadmap established under Pillar I of the BUILD UP Skills initiative.
The implementation of the project involves the following main steps:
- Developing "large scale" training schemes by upgrading the national education system with voluntary qualification schemes and by ensuring recognition of skills obtained through previous experience and/or through corresponding training activities in non-formal education for 1.000 building sector workers;
- Building capacity of trainers and training providers to implement voluntary qualification schemes through the development of training curriculums based on the identified needs;
- Designing incentives to boost the demand for qualified workers and initiating dialogue with the national Ministry of Finance to ensure that criteria for energy efficiency skilled workers will be included in public tenders. In parallel to these activities a proposal for a paritarian fund will be prepared as financial measure to encourage Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) participation in training programmes on energy efficiency in buildings.
BEET expects to achieve the following results:
- trained and certified 200 trainers (40 per prioritised skill) for energy efficiency programmes;
- 10 training providers (construction companies) for delivering practical classes;
- 1000 certified workers with recognition of previous experience in energy efficiency after passing the process of recognition; 50 on-site workers trained for energy efficiency (pilot programme).
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