..... "Many of the projects we are embarking on are aimed at young people... one of the things we are going to test drive is the German system where young people get into colleges and do theoretical work..."
The topic Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) was integrated into a three-year NC(v) programme at seven TVET colleges with 500 students. Teaching and learning materials have been developed and are now being used.
Climate- and environmentally-friendly production standards and competitive generation of electrical energy will have positive impacts on the creation of new jobs, as well as on the preservation and quality of existing jobs. Thus, the South African-German initiative Skills for Green Jobs (S4GJ) aims to improve the conditions for the supply of adequately skilled personnel and energy efficient technologies. Appropriate skills and technology solutions are both critical success factors for the establishment of a green economy.