Advancing Employability and Green Skills Development: Values Education in TVET, the Case of the People’s Republic of China

  • Margarita Pavlova
  • Chun Lin Huang (Chandler)
Part of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects book series (TVET, volume 19)


The development of employability skills is an essential component of TVET, and the list of skills varies across countries. However, they are all related to general skills valued by employers and the ones that help individuals gain employment and succeed at work. The emergence of a green economy agenda within the framework of sustainable development makes additional requests on the composition of employability skills. A green economy requires development of generic green skills (among other skills) that are in demand in almost any occupation (Pavlova, M. Economic competitiveness and ‘green skills’ development: issues and concerns for research. Presented at the international conference, Green Korea 2011, Seoul, 15 Sept 2011, 2011). These skills help the workforce to understand issues of green growth, to interpret environmental legislation and to increase energy and resource efficiency to enable the processes involved in greening the economy. This chapter examines the types of values that could underpin ‘enriched’ employability skills and discusses experiences and practices in China to illustrate a way of including values in TVET to address a green skills agenda.


Vocational Education Chinese Culture Green Economy Employability Skill Green Skill 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margarita Pavlova
    • 1
    • 2
  • Chun Lin Huang (Chandler)
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Education and Professional Studies and Griffith Institute for Educational Research, Faculty of EducationGriffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Griffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3.Dean, The Office of International Affairs, Zhejiang Technical Institute of Economics (ZJTIE)HangzhouThe People’s Republic of China

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