2013 | 3(82) | 36-43
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Training of the human resources based on the green economy. Designing educational programmes based on environmental protection

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Kształcenie kadr zielonej gospodarki. Projektowanie programów kształcenia w zakresie ochrony środowiska
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W dobie gospodarki wychodzącej z kryzysu charakteryzującej się wysoką stopą bezrobocia możemy odnaleźć sposoby na ożywienie gospodarcze poprzez inwestycje i szkolenia w zakresie zielonych zawodów. Zauważa się również rosnące zapotrzebowanie na produkty i usługi związane z oszczędnością energii i zasobów naturalnych oraz zmniejszaniem emisji gazów cieplarnianych. W artykule znajdziemy odpowiedź na pytanie, jaki jest wpływ zielonej rewolucji na tworzenie nowych miejsc pracy, na karie-rę i edukację techniczną (CTE).
In the midst of a slowly recovering economy, high unemployment rates, and subsiding financial bailouts of banks and large businesses lies a promise of economic recovery through investments and training for a green economy and green collar occupations. Demand is growing at the local, national, and international levels for products and services that conserve energy and natural resources, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce dependence on foreign oil. Driving the green movement is America’s dependence on imported oil and the associated volatile fuel costs and the growing concern for the well-being of our planet. There are numerous advocates who are thinking green: public policymakers, research scientists, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, financiers, educators, industry leaders and consumers. Every state is experiencing growth in at least one green industry sector, according to a series of state reports released by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (Wasserman, 2012). But how real is the impact of the green revolution on job creation and what is the impact of green on career and technical education (CTE)?
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