Generic green skills: industry and perspectives on technical education and vocational training (TVET)


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The development of green technology has intensified in the early 21st century as evident by the increasing attention given to it by governments and industries. This development requires more employees who possess generic green skills. Questions on what generic green skills are, [are] still unclear and need further investigation. This qualitative study explored the perspective of employers and academicians about the meaning of generic green skills. Interviews with 10 personnel (three from industries currently involved in green practices and seven academicians from the Department of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Sustainability; Skills and knowledge; Research; Industry

Keywords: Environment; Green skills; Interview

Geographic subjects: Asia; Malaysia

Published: Chiangmai, Thailand: Regional Association for Vocational Teacher Education and Training in Asia, 2016

Physical description: 13 p.

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Journal title: TVET@Asia

Journal volume: 1

Journal number: 6

Journal date: January 2016

ISSN: 2196-838X

Issue theme: 'The greening of technical and vocational education and training', edited by Thomas Schroeder, Margarita Pavlova, Numyoot Songthanapitak and Zhao Zhiqun.

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

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Document number: TD/TNC 123.758

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