Earlier this month, the Gozo Business Chamber in collaboration with the Malta Intelligent Energy Agency (MIEMA), organised an informative seminar focusing of the importance of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in green skills competencies in the construction sector.
The seminar, which was held at the Citadel, Gozo. was part of the project Bus.Trainers for building competencies in energy efficient and renewable energy systems for trainers in the construction sector, with attendances from the VET Sector, the Construction Sector, Educational Sector and the general public.
The main speakers were Dr. Ing. Stephen Abela from the Faculty of Engineering University of Malta who delivered a presentation on Modern materials used for construction (innovative active materials), Perit Julian Borg from the Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology who focused on Green skills and the local construction industry in VET, outlining the approach and efforts being undertaken by MCAST, Ms. Vicky Xuereb from the Ministry for Gozo, through her presentation showed how in a tangible manner, Public Entities by investing in green technologies and renewable energy can set an example within our communities for others to follow in the same steps.
Architect Erica Massa gave an overview of the Maltese Construction Industry and Energy Efficiency Contracts, and in conclusion Ms. Mariangela Luceri, Project Manager at MIEMA explained to participants the objectives of the Bus.Trainers projects and gave a resume of the results achieved so far by the project.