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Thursday 29 July 2021
16:30 to 17:30
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Be part of the conversation on Thursday 29 July 2021 at 4.30 p.m.
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The Climate Connection campaign aims to bring people around the world together to meet the challenges of climate change, through arts and culture, education, and the English language. It is about ideas, innovation, and creating real change.

Join our expert panel as they share insights and discuss the green economy as a potential career pathway for young people.

Our panel consists of:

  • Louise Cowcher, Director Education and English, British Council Sri Lanka
  • Mr. Sanath Ukwatte, Chairman Tourism Sector Skills Council and President of Hotel Association of Sri Lanka
  • Mr. Janaka Jayalath, Deputy Director General Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission of Sri Lanka
  • Prof Thilak Gamage, Director Quality Assurance Council, University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka

The panel will discuss the following themes:

Introduction to the green economy

-       What is it?
-       Cross-sectoral perspectives
-       Range of jobs and skills levels
-       Why it is important?
-       Study/training pathways

What it looks like in the real world

-       A case study of the visitor economy
        -       How the tourism sector is addressing green/climate issues. 
        -       Job prospects
        -       As this is a new area, are qualifications important?
-      Persona case study

Study and career pathways 

-       Vocational education
-       Are there any vocational courses which either focus on or include green/climate issues? 
-       Are there plans to introduce new courses?
-       How can young people find out what is on offer?
-       Higher education
         -       Will the green economy require highly skilled manpower at degree level and above? 
         -       What are some of the relevant courses already on offer?
         -       Are new degrees being planned?
         -       Will it be a focus area for academic research?


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