Engineering continuing professional development and mobility in the European green job market

Busawon, Abheesha, Penlington, Roger and Perera, Noel (2012) Engineering continuing professional development and mobility in the European green job market. In: Proceedings of the 2012 2nd International Symposium On Environment Friendly Energies And Applications. IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 224-229. ISBN 978-1467329095

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EFEA.2012.6294063

Abstract

Faced with the energy efficiency challenges, climate change and the competitiveness of the 21st century, the European Union is committed to mitigate its energy consumption by 20% by 2020 [1]. This in turn presents obstacles in the area of continuing professional development of practising engineers; especially when competing for green jobs on the European market. The advancement of globalisation has meant that even small and medium engineering enterprises are recruiting engineers on foreign markets. We will determine how the systems within the engineering regulatory bodies across Europe are aiming to facilitate mobility of professional engineers for sustainable jobs. While considering the assessment of professional competencies, we aim to achieve more transparency within a system of custom and practice but also promote lifelong learning and up-skilling performances in this area of research.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Proceedings of the 2012 2nd International Symposium On Environment Friendly Energies And Applications, held in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 25-27 June 2012.
Uncontrolled Keywords: professional competency, engineering education, green jobs, green up-skilling, mobility of engineers
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
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Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2013 13:11
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 12:38
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/10731

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