Skills for Green Jobs workshop

Samoa National Tripartite Forum members attend ILO regional workshop on Skills for Green Jobs

A delegation from the  Samoa National Tripartite Forum, attend a ILO Regional Workshop on Skills for Green Jobs in Bangkok, Thailand. The all women delegation from Samoa included - Mrs. Peseta Margaret Malua (Chairman SNTF/ CEO – Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour) Mrs. Ane Monanu (CEO – Samoa Chamber of Commerce & Industry) and Mrs. Tili Afamasaga (President of Samoa Workers Congress), along with other participants from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, and Nepal.

The aim of the workshop is designed to provide opportunities for discussion on skills for Green jobs and good practices in the region. Recommendations and lessons learned from the workshop will feed into ongoing national activities and follow-up by ILO offices in the region.

The workshop helped to increase the knowledge and capacity of the participating partner organizations in the skills for green jobs, promoting social dialogue and how skills development polices can identify the appropriate technical training for green jobs into education and training provisions, and what appropriate modalities can be implemented to integrate green and environment concerns into skills policy and standard development.

For Samoa under the supervision of a senior specialist on skills and employability and a national coordinator, a consultant was hired to:

  • To develop/adapt core skills/competencies for green jobs for use in Samoa in reference to the ILO core skills competencies for green jobs available on ILO website.
  • To draw on the good practices and lessons learned from development and implementation of existing competency standards in the enterprises/institutions/country where relevant;
  • To pilot test the core skills/competencies for green jobs.

 By the 15 March 2016, these documents were final and ready for the Samoa delegation to presents in the regional workshop.

  •  Core skills/competency standards for Green jobs in Samoa were developed
  • Report on the pilot test were submitted.
At the end of the workshop the delegation have managed to develop the action plan which they would be able to intergrate into other national programmes and possible ways to implement it. The Samoa National Tripartite Forum acknowledges the support of the ILO in this very important works and would appreciate the continue supports of the ILO in its future work on Skills for Green Jobs.