Introduction to the course
The shift to environmentally sustainable economies is changing industries, labour markets and skills needs. The skills, knowledge and competencies that workers need to find jobs and operate productively in the green economy, will never be the same. But how do we anticipate the skills that workers need in changing sectors and occupations? How do we build green competency and qualification standards? How do we "green" TVET, skills development and life-long learning? This online course strengthens the capacity of policy-makers, social partners, training providers and civil society organizations, from both developed and developing countries, to understand the role of skills development policies in advancing the sustainable transition to a greener future and formulate and implement strategies that contribute to improving the employability of women and men in emerging green industries.
Who attends this course?
Officials and advisers in ministries of labour, education, environment, energy and other national ministries and institutions involved in the development of skills and vocational training policies and in the transition to greener economies;
- Members of skills councils, national TVET authorities or similar institutions;
- Members of governmental authorities, councils and consultation groups in the field of climate change and environmental policies;
- Representatives of workers' and employers' organisations working in the field of skills development, lifelong learning, TVET, climate change and environmental sustainability;
- Experts and technical staff from civil society organisations, NGOs and other actors working in the field of skills development and TVET and in the transition to greener economies.