Measuring the Green Skills Gaps

Nikoloski, Dimitar and Sulich, Adam and Mancheski, Gjorgji and Angeleski, Marjan and Midovska, Marija and Soloducho-Pelc, Letycja (2023) Measuring the Green Skills Gaps. In: Energy Sector Challenges and its Green Development - ESC 2023, 20 November 2023, On-line event. (Submitted)

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This research highlights the crucial role of green skills, which include knowledge, abilities, values, and attitudes, in promoting a sustainable socio-economic framework. As societies shift towards eco-friendly economic models, changes in professional skills lead to emerging skill gaps. This study identifies, measures, and provides policy solutions for these gaps. Green skills are classified into: (i) technical expertise for applying green technologies and processes efficiently, and (ii) broad skills that encourage eco-aware decision-making in work and personal situations. Through a mixed-methods analysis, we examine how the green economy influences the professional arena, identifying resulting skill discrepancies. These gaps are contextualized within roles that businesses find difficult to fill due to a lack of requisite green skills. The results uncover three challenges: green skill shortages, deficits, and obsolescence. The shortage refers to a mismatch in demand and supply; the deficit highlights areas where current skills are below benchmarks; and obsolescence arises when certain skills become outdated due to eco-centric industry shifts. The outcomes emphasize the urgency of policy interventions, especially in anticipating roles emerging from the green transition, necessitating educational reforms. As the green movement redefines the economy, proactive strategies to bridge green skill gaps are essential. This research offers a blueprint for policymakers and educators to bolster the workforce in readiness for a sustainable future.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Economics and Business
Divisions: Faculty of Economics
Depositing User: Efp Eprints
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2023 14:28
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2023 14:28

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