Since Korea’s Green Growth National Vision announcement in August 2008, Korea is attracting global attention to its comprehensive nation-wide policy measures and implementation efforts. This report particularly presents the changes in the labour market due to greening initiatives and skills development strategies for emerging green jobs.
The objectives of this report are:
1) To explain major policy measures including general environmental strategy towards a green growth, green response to the current economic crisis, and skills development strategy in response to greening in Korea;
2) To discuss the green structural change and its impact on the labour market, and to outline the plans that Korea has put in place for skills response;
3) To present case studies that show actual examples of skills response to green economy in various sectors; and
4) To discuss the general issues, challenges and limitations of the current approach and suggest policy recommendations.
This report was prepared in consultation with several researchers in government-funded research institutes and universities, agencies involved in the formulation and implementation of Korea’s green growth strategy, and representatives of civil society and the private sector in Korea. The authors reviewed a wide range of documents including numerous government issued reports and documents, legislations and laws, academic papers, and news paper articles on green growth. In addition, the authors conducted several expert panel discussions on issues discussed in this report.
To carry out case studies, the authors interviewed more than 50 people from ten different agencies or organizations in green sectors; some were students of a training programme and others include instructors, directors of HR departments, current employees, and representatives of the organizations. Those conversations with people who were actual beneficiaries of the green policy measures and those who were implementing the policy at the ground level served as invaluable resources for this report.
The views and opinions expressed in this report are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the institutions and individuals cited in this document.
- Skills for green jobs in the Republic of Korea
- Lee , Soo-Young; Jin, Mi-Sug; Song, Chang-Yong
- ILO; KRIVET
Skills for green jobs in the Republic of Korea
United background country study
[Seoul] : ILO; KRIVET
|Subject||Social Development < Employment|
|Holding||Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education|