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UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference: Greening TVET: Qualifications and implementation strategies

Report of the e-Forum online conference in November 2013

The discussions highlighted the importance of systematically integrating green competencies into TVET systems. According to the participants, green skills and attitudes should be part of curricula, training regulations and training programmes. Green skills should be applied in teacher training and in-company training and become part of education and training in TVET schools and training centres.

The participants shared their opinion and gave examples and recommendations how to develop and implement GTVET strategies at institutional, governmental and administrative levels in order to facilitate the development and application of green skills and knowledge in all educational and training as well as in the informal educational sector.

In the course of the two-week virtual conference, a web -conference was also held where participants stressed the importance of communication and cooperation between TVET experts to keep the debate going and to support policy initiatives and incentives to strengthen the link between the education and industry in order to gain green qualifications that meet the labour market’s needs.

To conclude, the online discussion confirmed that GTVET in the context of sustainable development (SD) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) can improve the competitiveness of companies and thus raise the rate of employment. But the participants also stated that the transition towards green economies and societies can only be achieved when green skills, attitudes and knowledge become part of work and life.


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