The latest Meeting of the Belfast Met led £1.12 million EU digital construction project, ARISE is being held this week in North Macedonia, (June 21-22)
At the home of ARISE Partner IECE, (Institute for Research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy) in Skopje, North Macedonia, the nine core ARISE European partners are meeting to continue their transformational work in empowering the digital transformation of the built environment.
The open session event was themed: ‘Improvement and recognition of digital and sustainable energy skills in the construction sector of North Macedonia-needs, opportunities and challenges,’ and detailed the leading role the country is playing, leveraging skills transformations to achieve carbon reductions in the built environment
The Keynote Speaker of the event was Mr Deyan Metikosh, Vice President of the Chamber of Certified Architects and Engineers of North Macedonia. Mr Metikosh spoke on ‘Digital transformations and BIM Methodology-the priority in the processes of continuous improvement of skills of certified architects and engineers’.
Also among the speakers was Mr Vlatko Ivanov, General Manager of Civil Engineering Institute Macedonia who spoke on ‘Needs of the construction sector in North Macedonia for upskilling the knowledge and skills.”
Mrs Dijana Likar, Co Ordinator of the IECE Project team presented on ‘Project ARISE in perspective of national stakeholders’.
ARISE Programme Manager Paul McCormack said: “The ARISE project seeks to create a level digital skills playing field across Europe and to support industry and individuals within the built environment to map their individual digital transformation journey. Through micro credentials, certcoins, time credits we can revolutionise the skills process for blue and white collar workers. With these new skills we can also help decarbonise construction and stimulate energy skills across all levels within construction. Our ARISE Partners from Italy, North Macedonia, Portugal, Ireland, UK, Brussels and Denmark are all contributing to developing this new trans European skills process. Our Partner Meeting in Skopje, North Macedonia is another step in creating new learning pathways.”
The new system of training and recognition of digital skills will be valid across the EU thus increasing the spread of skilled workers in the building market.