Deputy Minister Marieta Georgieva: The new list of professions will meet the future needs of business

This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Education and Science during the second edition of the career forum and exhibition “Recharge your career”, dedicated to the renewable energy industry.

19 April 2024, Sofia – The new list of professions for professional education and training is planned for public consultation in June. It will contain professions and qualifications that will meet the future needs of business and the development of the economy in our country. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Education and Science Marieta Georgieva during the career forum “Recharge Your Career” 2024, which was held yesterday in Sofia.

“The sector skills councils we are now forming will lay the foundation for building a symbiosis between business, vocational and higher education, as well as employers’ organisations, trade unions and industry organisations’ associations. Our goal is to develop policies at sectoral level and the qualifications that are developing to be created with the leading role of the business and to reflect their needs and requirements, “added Deputy Minister Georgieva.

Dr. Eng. Veselin Todorov – Chairman of the Solar Academy Bulgaria Association and co-organizer of the forum, also stressed the importance of a collective approach. “The RES sector offers many highly qualified positions that represent an opportunity for Bulgaria to establish itself as a leading center of energy innovation in Europe. Through cooperation between business, education and power, we can prepare young people for successful participation in the labor market and increase the national gross domestic product.”

This year’s edition of “Recharge Your Career” brought together leading figures from the renewable energy sector in order to encourage dialogue between business, the education system and industry organizations to provide qualified staff and development opportunities. For the second consecutive year, the forum provided an opportunity for dozens of young talents willing to work in the field to create contacts and draw on the experience of established energy experts, which is key to achieving the country’s energy goals.

“Businesses nowadays are moving at an incredible speed, especially in the renewable energy sector, where innovation and new technologies are emerging every day. Therefore, it is essential to organize such events to reach more young people and motivate them to think about their future and career from their early school and student years,” said Maxim Behar, CEO of M3 Communications Group, Inc. and co-organizer of Recharge Your Career.

This year the Forum was supported by the Ministry of Education and Science, UNWE, Technical University – Sofia, the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the National Branch Organization for Electric Mobility.  The winners of the first of its kind competition in Bulgaria for the preparation of a model of a photovoltaic power plant were announced at the event, with schools from all over the country participating. The grand prize went to the National Vocational Technical High School “Sandor Petőfi” in Sofia. Razgrad. This competition was organized by the company Enery and the Association “Solar Academy Bulgaria” in order to stimulate more young talents to pursue careers in the renewable energy industry.

The event was held in partnership with Enery and SUNOTEC, and partners were also Sonnis Energy Bulgaria, Smart Solar and VVT Engineering. It was also supported by the renowned media: Manager.bg, Banker.bg, Novinite.bg, Econ.bg, Economic.bg, ESGnews.bg, 3e-news.net, Kaldata.com and Renewable Market Watch.

For further information, please visit: berenewable.org.

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About Solar Academy Bulgaria Association:

Solar Academy Bulgaria was founded at the end of 2021 as a response to the need for more awareness, building a sustainable strategy for the development of the energy sector in Bulgaria and helping education to meet the new needs of the labor market. The activity of the Association envisages the creation of information campaigns that aim to promote the advantages of renewable energy sources to future investors and society, to communicate problem areas, to support education and training in the sector. The association will implement campaigns through the use of appearances in the media, social networks, organization of conferences, seminars, open lectures, exchange of good practices with countries that have advanced in their development in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency, and others.

For more information, please contact M3 Communications Group, Inc. by email: press@m3bg.com and tel.: 088 816 36 95.