Green Skills (2022-present)
Green Skills is a component of the Skills for Prosperity Mexico program that provides technical assistance to Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Higher Education (HE) academic institutions to strengthen their educational offerings related to the clean energy industry.
Through relevant, equitable, and quality education, Green Skills seeks to contribute to the transition to a low-carbon economy, strengthen the clean energy labor market, and increase the employability of graduates in that market.
Green Skills offers six technical skills development courses, each consisting of up to 40 hours of training: Solar Photovoltaic Systems, Solar Water Heating Systems, Energy Efficiency, Circular Economy, Electromobility, and Technical English for Energy.
The Green Skills program is relevant because Mexico's energy sector is a pillar of economic development for the country. Also, through Green Skills, we contribute directly to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 9 and 12.
Green Skills operates through a Training of Trainers (ToT) model, thus enabling the program to reach a wider audience of youth through the training of their teachers. As of October 2022, 67 teachers from 9 academic institutions have completed the training, with an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the content and dynamics of the courses.