Green abilities

Green abilities Professional level Learning Paths / ECVET
VET trainers - Ecologists
VET trainers - Biologists
Managing directors and chief executives
Sales, marketing and development managers
Manufacturing managers
Health service manager
Forestry production managers
Training and staff development professionals in the fields related to environment
Vocational education teachers
Secondary education teachers
VET trainers - Electrical engineers
VET trainers - Environmental engineers
VET trainers - Mechanical engineers

Green abilities (knowledge, skills and competences)


Group 1 VET Trainer - Civil Engineer

  • Analyze manufacturing processes or products to identify engineering solutions to minimize the output of pollution.
  • Design energy efficient and environmentally protected constructions.
  • Design / engineer systems to efficiently dispose of chemical, biological, or other toxic wastes.
  • Develop / implement engineering solutions to clean up industrial accidents or other contaminated sites.
  • Identify environmental risks or quantify environmental hazards and develop risk management strategies.
  • Monitor and evaluate construction activities and facilities or installations to determine their environmental impact and ensure to obey to environmental regulations.
  • Analyze information related to constructing and transportation, their environmental impact and long-range planning needs for development sustainable strategies at the local, regional, or national levels .

Group 2 VET Trainer - Civil/aerodrome construction engineer

  • Analyze manufacturing processes or byproducts to identify aerodrome engineering solutions to minimize the output of carbon or other pollutants.
  • Design energy efficient and environmentally sound constructions.
  • Design / engineer systems to efficiently dispose of chemical, biological, or other toxic wastes.
  • Develop / implement engineering solutions to clean up industrial accidents or other contaminated sites.
  • Identify environmental risks or quantify environmental hazards and develop risk management strategies.
  • Monitor and evaluate construction activities and facilities or installations to determine their environmental impact and ensure adherence to environmental regulations.
  • Analyze information related to constructing and aerodrome transportation, their environmental impact and long-range planning needs for development sustainable strategies at the local, regional, or national levels
  • Identify and characterize specific causes or sources of air pollution.

Group 3 VET Trainer - Civil/water supply and sewerage, Civil/water purification, Civil/hydrologist, Civil/irrigation

  • Develop, conduct or oversee the conduct of water quality monitoring, sampling, assessment methods to ensure compliance with water quality standards.
  • Identify and characterize specific causes or sources of water pollution.
  • Monitor water use, demand or quality and identify methods for distributing purified wastewater into natural waters.
  • Perform hydrologic, hydraulic or water quality modelling,
  • Develop strategies for water supply demands, water loss reduction, sanitation and their regulatory bases.
  • Plan, develop and implement programme or policies for improving environmental habitats, wetlands, groundwater and soil resources.
  • Design water or wastewater treatment plants
  • Recommend chemical, biological, or other wastewater treatment methods
  • Recommend sludge treatment or disposal methods.
  • Conduct environmental impact studies for water and wastewater collection and treatment
  • Oversee the construction of wastewater treatment systems
  • Perform hydrological analyses to model the dispersion of chemical pollutants in the water supply
  • Conduct water quality studies to identify water pollutant sources
  • Implement national / international standards in wastewater treatment plants.

Group 4 VET Trainer - Civil/building construction engineer

  • Monitor and analyze changes designed to improve the building construction performance of complex systems to avoid unintended negative consequences.
  • Plan or conduct field research on building constructions and industrial establishments considering industrial ecology, population ecology, and environmental production or sustainability.
  • Conduct applied research on the effects of industrial buildings and processes on the protection, restoration, inventory, monitoring and reintroduction of species to the natural environment.
  • Carry out environmental assessments in accordance with applicable standards, regulations, laws.
  • Create complex and dynamic mathematical models of population, community, ecological systems.
  • In building construction, promote use of environmental management systems to reduce waste, minimize environmental damage from industrial production, improve environmentally sound use of natural resources.

Group 5 VET Trainer - Civil/highway and street construction engineer

  • In road construction, analyze manufacturing processes or byproducts to identify engineering solutions to minimize the output of polution.
  • Design energy efficient and environmentally sound highway and street constructions.
  • Design / engineer systems to efficiently dispose of chemical, biological, or other toxic wastes.
  • Develop / implement engineering solutions to clean up industrial accidents or other contaminated sites.
  • Identify environmental risks or quantify environmental hazards and develop risk management strategies.
  • Monitor and evaluate construction activities and facilities or installations to determine their environmental impact and ensure adherence to environmental regulations.
  • Analyze information related to constructing and transportation, highway and street construction and their environmental impact and long-range planning needs for development sustainable strategies at the local, regional, or national levels

Group 6 VET Trainer - Geotechnical Engineer

  • Studies and examines variations in rock formations and mineral samples to identify new gas and oil deposits and avoid pollution.
  • Analyzes the integrity of wells to determine feasibility of drilling with the protection of the environment.
  • Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job in environmental friendly way.
  • Analyzes the surface and subsurface features of an area to detect the existence of a sedimentary basin; explores land and subsea sites for petroleum deposits and do not give harm to the nature.
  • Examines the structural and sedimentary aspects of rock strata and researches the formation, dissolution and content of rock layers to identify possible oil traps obeying the rules and directives for the protection of environment.
  • Participates in estimating the extent and quality of hydrocarbon deposits and avoid the pollution as much as possible.

Group 7 VET Trainer - Structural Engineer

  • Perform structures with minimum waste and environmental damage.
  • Develop and implement projects in the construction of structures for conservation of environment and soil and water quality.
  • Plan and direct construction and maintenance of structural facilities in compliance with forested public lands regulations.
  • Manage forest protection activities and prevent damage of protected resources.
  • Provide information about and enforce, regulations such as those concerning environmental protection, resource utilization, fire safety and accident prevention.

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