Topic 4 Green Skills Assessment

Now you have an idea about your transferable skills, let’s have a look at the kind of skills that that might be of growing importance in a greener economy. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) identified the following core skills required for green jobs across the labour force (2018):

  • Environmental awareness and protection; willingness and capability to learn about sustainable development
  • Adaptability and transferability skills to enable workers to learn and apply the new technologies and processes required to green their jobs
  • Teamwork skills reflecting the need for organisations to work collectively on tackling their environmental footprint
  • Communication and negotiation skills to promote required change to colleagues and customers
  • Entrepreneurial skills to seize the opportunities of low-carbon technologies and environmental mitigation and adaptation
  • Occupational safety and health (OSH)

As you can see, the majority of these skills are quite general and thus transferable skills! Although you already might feel comfortable about some of them, there are probably other skills that would need some further development. Download the Activity Sheet – Green Skills Assessment and find out what your green strengths are!

Now you should have a clear overview of what transferable skills are, what green skills are, where your strengths lie and the skills that would need improvement. In the next unit, you will use what you have learned about your transferable and green skills to further assess and improve your career path.