Region III Educators’ Summit Our Lady of Fatima University, Cabanatuan City

Greener economy requires a diverse range of skills in both environmental and technical industries, on June 23, 2018, during the Region III Educators’ Summit at Our Lady of Fatima University, in Cabanatuan City, Dr. Alvin L. Yturralde, presented the seventeen goals to be achieved by 2030. Dr. Yturralde highlights the importance of education and specific green-related training programs which may vary across the countries  in the pursuit of green growth strategies and methodologies. The implementation of  such programs should emphasize that green education and training programs will play a significant role in enabling workers to participate in the green economy. The role of the government in greening skills in the TVET curriculum is particularly powerful. Greening training standards have influenced the greening of TVET programs in both agriculture and construction. To achieve change in greening development, agents of change are required at all levels: people across society should be involved in communication/education processes relevant to green growth and green skills development, most widely considered are the educational institutions, where students should be taught and trained to be agents of green TVET.

At TESDA-CVS, small steps lead to big and higher leaps as it practices different ways and means in the implementation of Green TVET, Bio-Intensive gardening, proper waste segregation, plastic-free environment, tree-planting, vermin-composting are among others.

As previously mentioned, to sum up the goals, they cover renewable energy, waste management, water conservation, environmental monitoring services as well as all other industries such as construction, agriculture, transport, tourism and hospitality. Changes in employment structures, the emergence of green jobs and the introduction of green technologies in different industry and service sectors as well as agriculture have a significant influence on skills requirements at different occupational levels.

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