Greener Skills and Jobs

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Green skills, that is, skills needed in a low-carbon economy, will be required in all sectors and at all levels in the workforce as emerging economic activities create new (or renewed) occupations. Structural changes will realign sectors that are likely to decline as a result of the greening of the economy and workers will need to be retrained accordingly. The successful transition to a low-carbon economy will only be possible if workers can flexibly adapt and transfer from areas of decreasing employment to new industries. This report suggests that the role of skills and education and training policies should be an important component of the ecological transformation process.



The Austrian Masterplan for Human Resources for Renewable Energies

This chapter discusses European policy developments regarding VET-labour market co-operation in general and in the renewable energy sector in particular. The situation in Austria is also discussed: How is the renewable energy sector embedded in the Austrian economy? Which strategies are followed and what challenges are faced in supplying green skills? Finally, the chapter looks at masterplans as a tool for the governance of VET in general, as well as the objectives, methodological approach and intermediate findings of the “Masterplan for Human Resources for Renewable Energy” project in particular.


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