Skilling and reskilling for our (greener) future

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Author: Karmel, Tom


This conference paper takes a sceptical view of the push for 'green skills', arguing that skills required in the labour market evolve relatively slowly, and that the way business operates is driven by changing costs, new technologies and new regulations, with sustainability being only one of many factors. In addition, the presentation provides some data on 'sustainable' courses in tertiary education and then looks at three areas which have implications for the public investment in education and training: the levels of skill acquired through apprenticeships and traineeships; the pay-off...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Qualifications; Traineeship; Sustainability; Skills and knowledge; Labour market; Finance

Keywords: Investment

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2010

Physical description: 17 p.

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Date: 2009

Place: Melbourne, Victoria

ISBN: 9781921413834

Resource type: Conference

Call number: TD/TNC 99.05

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