Initial and ongoing education and training have the same twofold objective to contribute to the employability of youth and to the economic growth and to respond to the broader challenges facing the society, in particular promotion of social cohesion. Both should provide to youth and adults alike attractive career opportunities and equally attract men and women, the people with higher potential and those who, for whatever reason, are at risk of exclusion from the labor market.
The use of biomass for energy production involves using modern technologies and skilled staff in areas which until recently were not part of the specialized education in Moldova. To respond to this challenge, the Energy and Biomass Project designed and launched on September 1, 2015 a pilot project for teaching the Energy Crops – a Renewable Energy Source module in the vocational schools in Orhei and Cuhurestii de Sus village in the Floresti district and the Solid Biofuel Boilers module in the vocational school no.3 in Chisinau. In the first project year, these modules were taught to 75 students.