Redesigning of Curriculum and Training for Skills for Green Jobs in the Republic of Korea

  • Namchul Lee
Part of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects book series (TVET, volume 19)


This chapter analyzes the steps taken in Korea to prepare training programs and developing skills aligned to such an overarching green economy vision and the lessons Korea offers to developing countries. This research tries to draw policy implications necessary to establish strategies for green job skill development in the target countries participating in the TA (technical assistance) project through a case study of green job skill development in Korea. Korea adopted green growth as a national strategy and set up necessary policies for each sector to achieve green growth because it is expected to contribute to economic development by bringing social and economic change and a change of manpower utilization that will, in the long term, create and expand the occupational cluster of green jobs. Korea has pushed ahead to develop and extend skill development programs in vocational training institutes, universities, and enterprises for green jobs that can serve as a role model for developing countries to establish effective policies and strategies to meet their growing demand for green jobs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET)SeoulRepublic of Korea

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