Skills development for renewable energy and energy efficient jobs: discussion paper on solar energy demands

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UNESCO. International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNESCO-UNEVOC)
Agencia para Energia (ADENE) (Portugal); Renewables Academy AG (RENAC); Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2)


The transition to greener economies requires action on the different dimensions of sustainability. The rational use of energy can play a crucial role in a country's contribution to the global sustainable future. Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) plays a crucial role in the transition to cleaner energy, as the skills needed in the provision of sustainable energy will be acquired through it. This paper discusses the developments in the renewable energy sector and their impact on jobs and training. It compiles and makes an analysis of how the available technologies in...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Providers of education and training; Skills and knowledge; Industry; Sustainability

Keywords: Trend; Institutional role; Labour demand; Job requirements; Education industry relationship; Education work relationship; Education and training needs; Skill needs; Skill upgrading; Skill development; Green skills; Curriculum development; Quality assurance; Strategic planning

Published: Bonn, Germany: UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, 2020

Physical description: 54 p.

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Resource type: Discussion paper

Document number: TD/TNC 141.518

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