Decision to Verify an Institution for Adult Education to the Resources Environmental Center (REC)

The Ministry of Education and Science (MoES) has issued a Decision to Verify an Institution for Adult Education to the Resources Environmental Center (REC) – North Macedonia for conducting the special programme for Energy Management System (EnMS) Practitioners, which is based on UNIDO methodology for implementing energy management systems in accordance with the ISO 50001:2018 standard.

This concludes the procedure for verification of a vocational education program for adults, primarily aimed at training candidates with the following background:

  • Tertiary education (electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or related discipline;
  • Currently employed or seeking employment in the industrial/manufacturing sector.

While the programme is mainly tailored to the industrial sector, energy management systems which are based on the ISO 50001:2018 standard are applicable to any organization interested in systematically managing its energy consumption.

The verified special program for adult education intended for Energy Management System (EnMS) Practitioner seeks to integrate innovative learning and teaching methods, and also contributes to:

  • The creation of future practitioners in the field of energy efficiency,skilledinimplementing energy management systems according to the ISO 50001 standard across economic sectors;
  • Acceleration and expansion of the market for energy efficiency services in N. Macedonia via introducing the best international practices, skills and technologies in the field of energy management, both in industry and outside it;

The EnMS Practitioner program can help all industrial companies (small, medium and large), as well as public and commercial energy users, to create human resources skilled in the continual improvement of the overall energy performance of their organization.

Successful implementation of an effective energy management system (in accordance with ISO 50001), is absolutely dependent on the commitment of top management, but beyond that, it is the knowledge and skills of people / employees and their ability to manage processes that guarantee change in terms of reduction of energy costs, but also various non-energy benefits, such as better maintenance practices, shorter equipment downtime, enhanced workplace safety and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

This program will additionally contribute to the fulfillment of some of the measures determined by the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) of N. Macedonia, where energy management is recognized as a crucial measure for achieving energy savings in the public, commercial and industrial sectors.