training modules

Background

The success of implementing green policies is dependent upon the availability of skilled people” who are able to develop and manage projects in the environmental sustainability sector. In order to foster the integration of a new generation of students and entrepreneurs in the green job market, we have trained 150 people – half of them women – from Italy, Lebanon, Spain and Tunisia in fields such as renewable energy, eco-building, sustainable agriculture or waste recycling. The training courses allowed the beneficiaries to better meet the needs of employers looking for qualified “green collars” in the Euro-Mediterranean area. Trainees benefited of “on the job” experiences and were introduced to green business models to enable them to create sustainable products and services, that are competitive in regional and international markets.

The Training modules

The green specialization sectors were identified following the Green Jobs analysis. Training and qualification pathways were set-up on skills for green jobs.

  • In Tunisia two training courses were implemented, held in tight cooperation between the two local partners: the General Agency for Regional Development (CGDR) took primary responsibility for the course on Solar and Photovoltaic Energy, while the Governorate of Sousse focussed on the Valorisation of olive oil waste (so called “margin”).
  • In Italy, the Green Jobs feasibility study carried out by Tuscany Region stressed the need for energy experts capable of dealing with sustainable building demands at a wider territorial level, by using the model of Energy Services Companies led by ESCO managers (individuals able to finance energy renovation through the energy savings obtained); the Regional Employment Agency of Sardinia focussed on the enhancement of the capacities of Smart Grids managers, capable to operate on electrical grids, including a variety of operational and energy measures like smart appliances or renewable energy resources.
  • In Lebanon, the District of Higher Chouf focussed on green professions connected with Eco-tourism and Sustainable Agriculture.
  • In Spain, the Chamber of Commerce of Terrassa provided specialization courses on Energy Efficiency, as demanded by the Catalonian region research analysis, whereas in Andalusia the research led in conjunction with the Development Agency IDEA stressed the need to create Sustainable Building experts.

Every territory launched a selection notice, following common guidelines dictated by the project partners

Guidelines for the selection call

The Training Exchange Seminars

These activities aimed at creating a Euro-Mediterranean Green Jobs incubation system, by building an expert network capable of cooperating on the new and diverse skills needed by ‘green’ professionals.

The first seminar took place in Cagliari (Italy) on 21 May 2015 and saw the participation of more than thirty young Engineers and Architects attending training modules in the countries involved on different green topics. The discussion, facilitated by experts, forced trainees to reflect upon the definition and scope of Green Economy, the potential of Green Jobs and on the skills and competences necessary for successfully performing in the different professions covered by the area.

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Green experts discussing what is meant by Green Economy, in Cagliari

The second meeting took place in Sousse (Tunisia) on 11/12 June 2015. As the development of entrepreneurial activities and mind-sets is considered essential by the project, the meeting focussed on the development of business models to be adapted to concrete entrepreneurial ‘Green Jobs’ ideas and strengthened networking among the involved trainees, thus enhancing international cooperation opportunities and professional confrontation with peers.

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Green experts speed confrontation on reciprocate educational and business experiences and on green business models, in Sousse

 


Training action on Sustainable Construction and Business Creation targeted to young entrepreneurs

Objective

The objective of the training action is to improve the professional competences of 20 entrepreneurs in Andalusia. The action is focused on Eco-Building as one of the activities identified as most profitable in terms of training and employment opportunities within the Green Economy in the region.

Duration

Start date: May 2015 End date: September 2015 Training Exchange Seminars in Cagliari (Italy) in May and Sousse (Tunisia) in June

Beneficiaries

20 entrepreneurs resident in Andalucía, who will have to present a business idea in the fields of Eco Building (construction, restructuring and improvement of energy efficiency) in an innovative perspective.

Content

  • Part 1: Theoretical training. 96 hours of training by recognized experts in the domain of Eco-building (legislation, new materials, certifications, etc.) and business management.
  • Part 2: Personal tutoring. 8 hours of personal tutoring targeted to each new entrepreneur and conducted by experts in the field of eco-building, who will guide the beneficiaries through the drafting of the business plan and management.
  • Part 3: Seminars/international meetings. A representation of Andalusian entrepreneurs will participate in two international meetings in Italy and Tunisia.

Contact

Agencia de Innovación y Desarrollo de Andalucía IDEA sruiz@agenciaidea.es

Place

IDEA - Agency of Innovation and Development of Andalusia ( View map )

Selection call

Andalusia call  

Technical course on Energy Efficiency. Professional opportunities for energy management.

Objective

The course addresses to students wishing to specialize in energy management in order to implement energy efficiency for companies.

Duration

24 hours (May and June 2015) Training Exchange Seminars in Cagliari (Italy) in May and Sousse (Tunisia) in June

Beneficiaries

Entry qualifications: Students in technical training cycles in subjects like electricity, electronic, air-conditioning areas; students and graduates in scientific, technical or environmental faculties; new entrepreneurs in the energy sector. Unemployed people.

Content

The content concerns ISO 50.001 Systems of Energy Management, systems for monitoring energy consumption or implementing energy audits and the principles of energy services contracts. The course also covers tranversal competences for business creation.
  • Module 1. Conceptual introduction to energy efficiency; Current situation of energy markets; Energy contracts
  • Module 2. Energy efficiency in climatization; Energy certification of buildings; Building restructuring
  • Module 3. Energy efficiency for electric engines, boilers, buildings
  • Module 4. Systems of energy management. Monitoring of consumptions
  • Module 5. Energy audit
  • Module 6. Energy services companies; Plan for energy; ISO 50.001
  • Module 7. Economic and financial plan; Business Plan; Legal aspects for the creation of an enterprise

Place

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Terrassa (Spain) ( View map )

Contact

Cambra Oficial de Comerç i Indústria de Terrassa Mail: formacio@cambraterrassa.es

Selection call

CURS TÈCNIC EN EFICIÈNCIA ENERGÈTICA - Terrassa

Sustainable Agriculture Course and Ecotourism

Objective

The main objectives of the sessions was to provide young people the adequate knowledge and experience to find jobs in the agricultural and in the tourism sectors in the Shouf region, and to establish and/or improve their own sustainable farming.

Duration

10 training sessions on sustainable agriculture were prepared and delivered to young people in the Shouf area (from17 July until 11 August 2015 for a total duration of 34 hours) 12 training sessions on Ecotourism were addressed (in September 2015) to more than 50 youth in the Shouf region.

Beneficiaries

Young people in the Shouf area.

Content

22 sessions were prepared and delivered on different subjects related to the concept of sustainable agriculture and Ecotourism; sessions included theoretical sessions with tangible examples, field visits and practical work sessions

Sustainable Agriculture

  • Introduction to sustainable agriculture: concept, trends, practices
  • Natural resources management and biodiversity conservation
  • Organic agriculture: concept, history, conditions, benefits
  • Organic agriculture: practical examples
  • Animal integration in farming systems
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) : concept and practices.
  • Water conservation in agriculture: localized irrigation and water harvest
  • Adding value to agricultural products: food dehydration
These sessions were followed by a wrap-up session to go through all the material that was given and to make sure all information were clear and at the level of expectation.

Ecotourism

  • Definition of eco-tourism, the three main pillars of eco-tourism leisure in protected areas, nature conservation and local economy, the needed infrastructure and materials with less impact on nature, how to create an eco-tourism product and how to design eco-tourism packages
  • Case studies and examples from the local, national and international levels such as the Moukhtara valley trail, Tawlet Ammiq and the Mediterranean experience of eco-tourism - MEET project (CBC-MED ENPI project), etc
  • Field visit to the Moukhtara River Valley Trail
Ecosystem restoration and Biomass management
  • Ecosystem restoration plan in Shouf Biosphere Reserve which is aimed to strengthen our ecosystems to be more resilience for the climate change
  • Restoration of the abandoned land and feasibility study to show the social impact of the restoration activities
  • Biomass management to protect our forest from forest fires and provide an alternative to the wood in our region
  • Field visit to a biomass management site in Khraibeh /Maasser
Rural development program (processing food and handicraft)
  • High quality products (labeling, bio-certification, atelier, etc)
  • Handicraft items (new concept, creativity, promotion, etc)
  • Youth, creativity and marketing
  • Visit a local producer / atelier in Mrusti village
The economic value of the Protected areas
  • Water provision
  • Food provision
  • Tourism
  • Carbon
  • Cultural heritage

Contact

Federation of Municipalities of Higher Chouf ashiro@terra.net.lb

Place

Sessions were given either in the library of Mokhtara or in the house of the Shouf Biosphere Reserve in Maasser el-Shouf. ( View map )

Expert in Smart Grid management

Objective

The course offers a specialised and professional training on theoretical and technological applications necessary for the implementation of Smart Grids.

Duration

200 hours (120 hours class; 80 hours traineeship) Training Exchange Seminars in Cagliari (Italy) in May and Sousse (Tunisia) in June 

Beneficiaries

Entry qualifications: Degree in Electric Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electric and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent academic title. Unemployed people under 35 years

Content

Smart grids are energy networks that can automatically monitor energy flows and adjust to changes in energy supply and demand accordingly, in order to distribute energy in a more efficient, sustainable and safer way. The training of this emerging professional foresees interdisciplinary competences, able to comply with current complex issues at energy level, to be able to plan networks capable of smartly managing different energy flows. In detail:
  • Introduction to Smart grid and micro grid
  • Structure of the electric system and grid regulation issues
  • Smart Grid architecture
  • Distributed generation
  • Systems of energetic accumulation
  • Mobility in smart/micro grid
  • Control system
  • Communication system for smart/micro grid
  • Legislative and regulatory aspects in the smart/micro grid sector
  • Case study 

Place

Agenzia Regionale per il Lavoro - Cagliari (Italy) ( View map ) 

Contact

Agenzia Regionale per il Lavoro - Cagliari (Italy)

Selection call

Avviso Corso SMART GRID

Experts in sustainable energy interventions at territorial level (ESCO Manager)

Objective

The Laboratory focuses on the conception, planning and implementation of energy sustainable projects at territorial level and provides the basis for the correct setting and use of legislative and technical knowledge. The experts may become consultants for public administrations and private companies

Duration

120 hours Start date: 21 april 2015 - End date: July 2015 Training Exchange Seminars in Cagliari (Italy) in May and Sousse (Tunisia) in June

Beneficiaries

Entry qualifications: Diploma as Surveyors, Degree in Engineering and Architecture Unemployed people under 35 years

Content

  • Module 0. A new paradigma: Introduction of the concept of sustainability
  • Module 1. Methodological interventions (e.g., at the level of knowledge and learning, participative processes, local development, the role of the Internet)
  • Module 2. New approaches in the private and public sector (e.g. Smart cities, Green Public Procurement, European financing measures and planning, eco-planning)
  • Module 3. New tools (local, national and European measures enhancing innovation)
  • Module 4. Case studies. Presentation of concrete sustainable energy projects implemented at national level

Place

PIN - Polo Universitario Città di Prato - Prato (Italy) ( View map )

Contact

Regione Toscana Area Formazione Orientamento Lavoro - Settore Lavoro egrejob@regione.toscana.it

Training Tools

  • Podcast - Michele Vianello (Digital Evangelist) - New scenarios following social networking, cloud computing, Internet of Things, mobile devices (in Italian) https://www.mixcloud.com/Analcolico/

Selection call

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Experts in Solar Energy Technologies

Objective

The objective of the course is to provide knowledge and know-how about the use of technologies connected to solar energy and photo-voltaic installation and maintenance

Duration

200 hours (theoretical sessions: 120 hours; practical sessions: 80 hours) Start date: September 2015 - End date: October 2015 Training Exchange Seminars in Sousse (Tunisia) in June

Beneficiaries

Entry qualifications: BTS or equivalent Diploma in: Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Industrial maintenance involving energy components, thermical machines, climatizations, etc.

Content

Theoretical and practical modules connected to photovoltaic installation and maintenance.

Place

Sousse ( View map )

Contact

General Agency of Regional Development Mail: cgdr@mdci.gov.tn Governatorate of Sousse Mail: gouvernorat.sousse@topnet.tn

Selection call

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Green Waste Valorization

Objective

The objective of the course is to provide knowledge and know-how on the management of waste, with a focus on the valorisation of olive oil waste treatment

Duration

120 - 200 hours Start date: June 2015 Training Exchange Seminar in Sousse (Tunisia) in June

Beneficiaries

Entry qualifications: Higher education or equivalent vocational training

Content

The notion of Green Employment The management of olive oil liquid waste treatment The valorisation of olive oil liquid waste treatment combined with other green waste Entrepreneurial aspects of a project in this domain

Place

Sousse ( View map )

Contact

Governatorate of Sousse Mail: info@gouvernoratdesousse.tn

Selection call

Valorisation dèchets Sousse