..... "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.
From individual competence development to institutional change
South Africa has embarked on a major policy drive to invest in a green economy. The green economy has the potential to be a new engine of growth, a net generator of decent jobs and a vital strategy to reduce poverty. It has been identified as a key sector for employment creation with the potential for creating at least 300,000 additional direct jobs by 2020.
New green jobs are particularly expected in the fields of natural resource management, waste management, green energy generation and energy and resource efficiency as well as emission and pollution mitigation. The importance of developing employees for sustainable development in these fields through technical and vocational education and training is thus undisputed.