The Welsh Government launched a call for evidence to help inform the development of Wales’ decarbonisation pathway to net zero. The evidence collected will also provide an initial step towards potentially developing a Just Transition Framework for Wales.
In the call for evidence, the Welsh Government highlights that a variety of skills are needed to support and drive a just transition for all of Wales.
At Ufi we believe there needs to be a more flexible, modular and tech-enabled skills system that can ensure everyone in Wales, and the UK as a whole, gets the skills they need to help us transition to a net zero future.
By supporting the development and deployment of technology, Wales can form a critical part of a systems-led approach to adult vocational education. This can help Wales to address the skills crisis it faces, like the rest of the UK, and help prepare the UK for a just transition to net zero.
Adopting a systems-based approach to skills and embracing digital technology for learning will help the UK as a whole gain the skills required to transition to a net zero future
Our response is supported by case studies from several Ufi funded projects operating across the UK. The case studies show how to make it easier for businesses to work with their learners, how to support learning for people from diverse backgrounds in different green tech-related areas, and how we can use technology to give people the skills they need for work.
The relevant projects include:
Providing construction students and professionals with online flexible training modules to upskill and gain a recognised, accredited qualification with a bespoke digital assessment tool.
Platform using blockchain to provide reliable and verifiable digital certification of skills which learners can use to prove to future employers what specific assessments they have passed.
A social learning application for the waste and resource management sector which supports workers in high-risk environments to overcome barriers to learning.