Developing green competencies has become and will be in the foreseeable future the key to maintaining added value in sustainable economy EU thrives to create. It has become clear that VET and businesses alike must adapt to the uncertainties the future brings and simultaneously contribute to sustainable society.
The importance that green skills are gaining in these unpredictable times, when demands for more sustainable operating and functioning are more pressing and changing, translates also into the world of education, if not into the world of vocational education and training even more naturally, being the education sector the most closely linked to the industry.
Green skills and sustainable economy require the development of a high-value, high quality skill sets within the VET and SME sector. Agile mindset and readiness for change are immensely important, more than ever, to foster and enable change toward sustainable and green economy.
Raising awareness about environmental and climate-change challenges of decision-makers in both educational and economy sector is pivotal to change behaviour and guide shift toward greening the existing curricula resulting in and developing new green competencies.
The Green Collider project and partnership is working on these topics from 2022 to 2024.