Policy Submissions

S858 - Meeting the low carbon skills challenge

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Consultation on skills for the low carbon economy: Education for Engineering comments to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).


Abstract Developing the skills of the workforce must be a key part of efforts to shift toward a low carbon and resource efficient economy. Skills issues must be considered in regard to both reducing carbon usage and creating a new sector of the economy making low carbon products. The definition of what the Government means by “low carbon skills” is inadequate. Understanding of and skills for the low carbon economy should be embedded into the curricula, learning paths and qualifications at all levels of the education system. The Government must increase the number of people training to become engineers and technicians. The need to increase resource efficiency should not be ignored, and this is particularly the case in regard to the built environment.

Submission Details Submitted on 23 June 2010 to Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)


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Keywords and Search Terms Environment, Skills shortages, Education, Natural resources, Energy efficiency, Curriculum, Training, Engineering, Qualifications