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Greening in TVET

Key facts

1,2 billion jobs (40% of the global workforce) depend on healthy ecosystems and a stable environment.

ILO, 2022

Climate change and the protection of the environment were the top personal concern of Generation Z in 2021.

Deloitte, 2021

An additional 8.4 million jobs could be created for young people aged 15-29 by 2030 as a result of the green transition.

ILO, 2022

BILT approach

BILT starts from the assumption that the transition towards a green economy is closely intertwined with other major challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing digitalization of the world of work.

Consequently, the BILT project looks at how greening is influenced by other trends, in particular the digital transformation, and puts a special focus on the dual transition of greening and digitalization.

Through its various activities, BILT seeks to contribute to making TVET greener by addressing the most critical points of entry to learning across different best practice examples, sharing knowledge and compiling and disseminating information about transferable innovations in TVET. This includes the organization of bridging events fostering peer learning among TVET stakeholders and the work of expert groups on the dual transition with a particular focus on key economic sectors of construction, and tourism and hospitality.

BILT Approach

The 'New qualifications and competencies for future-oriented TVET' publication written by the BILT expert group focuses on how green and other competencies can be identified, integrated into curricula, and implemented into TVET practice.

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The digital transition is the fuel of the green transition.

- Jasper van Loo, CEDEFOP, BILT Europe conference, 22 June 2022

Working to not only develop ESD in the curricula, but also to infuse sustainable practices into every action people take in their TVET communities is essential. BILT regularly documents and showcases Innovation and Learning Practices that demonstrate how the greening of TVET is implemented in Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

Providing spaces for youth and entrepreneurs to share new and successful concepts with the TVET community is essential for green innovation to flourish. The BILT Learning Labs series spotlights different TVET projects that are selected as Innovation and Learning Practices. The 2022 Learning Lab on the Gearbox makerspace and product development provided the stage for a practical example about how affordable construction materials can be produced from waste products.

Pro DEENLA Learning modules

Innovation and Learning Practice 'Pro-Deenla Learning Modules' aims to enhance sustainability approaches in the logistics sector. Modules for trainers and trainees are freely available in English.


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