Greening guidelines for TVET institutes

The knowledge, skills and competencies acquired from TVET can help individuals contribute to the development of a green economy as well as practice sustainable actions in other areas of their life. ILO's European Union funded Skills 21 project supported the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) to develop a guideline for greening TVET institutes.

'Greening' an institution is a method of modifying the institution's awareness, behaviors and activities with the goal of matching them up with the broader principle of sustainability - that is, economically, socially and environmentally responsible. Any aspect of the practices of an organization can be addressed through the greening process. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions may also engage in greening through a holistic comprehensive framework that aims to improve awareness, expertise and behaviors that could contribute to more productive workplace and community practices. Greening a TVET institution as a whole will make young people active members of the green economy, resulting in increased human well-being and social justice, while reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcity. However, there are several steps, frameworks and guidelines established by the specialized agencies of the United Nations for greening a TVET institution and some of those frameworks and guidelines will be the primary focus of this report.