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  • 1. TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MANANGEMENT
    BUILDING A SKILLED CLEAN ENERGY WORKFORCE – A TALE OF TWO COUNTRIES
  • 2. BACKGROUND
    BACKGROUND
    INTERESTING
    POINTS
    There is a growing market for green technology
    KEY
    MESSAGES
    Skills and knowledge are required for one to operate in or contribute, in terms of research and development, in the market of clean energy
    PERSONAL
    ASSESSMENT
    ISSUES FOR
    DISCUSSION
  • 3. INTERESTING POINTS
    BACKGROUND
    1
    INTERESTING
    POINTS
    In view of this increasing market, China urged Universities to establish more educational programs focused on advanced technologies, such as clean energy
    KEY
    MESSAGES
    PERSONAL
    ASSESSMENT
    ISSUES FOR
    DISCUSSION
    Aimed to develop new professionals and workers with knowledge and skill in clean energy
  • 4. INTERESTING POINTS
    BACKGROUND
    2
    INTERESTING
    POINTS
    The setting up of a private vocational school, Himin Solar Engineering & Technology College
    KEY
    MESSAGES
    PERSONAL
    ASSESSMENT
    Aimed to groom more Chinese to become solar energy professionals
    ISSUES FOR
    DISCUSSION
  • 5. INTERESTING POINTS
    BACKGROUND
    3
    INTERESTING
    POINTS
    Attract Western companies to come and set up research centers in China
    KEY
    MESSAGES
    PERSONAL
    ASSESSMENT
    This is aimed at bringing in the world's leading technology as well as to foster local talents.
    ISSUES FOR
    DISCUSSION
  • 6. KEY TAKEAWAY MESSAGES
    BACKGROUND
    INTERESTING
    POINTS
    Both the government and individual firms can play a part in promoting innovation in society by equipping individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to do so
    KEY
    MESSAGES
    PERSONAL
    ASSESSMENT
    ISSUES FOR
    DISCUSSION
  • 7. KEY TAKEAWAY MESSAGES
    BACKGROUND
    INTERESTING
    POINTS
    These measures to foster local talent in the clean energy market adopted by the Chinese can ensure that China becomes a dominant player in the future of the clean energy market
    KEY
    MESSAGES
    PERSONAL
    ASSESSMENT
    ISSUES FOR
    DISCUSSION
  • 8. QUOTE
    BACKGROUND
    INTERESTING
    POINTS
    "The Chinese government and Chinese firms are using a number of different strategies to attract and develop talent in clean energy,"
    KEY
    MESSAGES
    Kelly Sims Gallagher, an associate professor at Tufts University’s Fletcher School
    PERSONAL
    ASSESSMENT
    ISSUES FOR
    DISCUSSION
  • 9. PERSONAL ASSESSMENT
    BACKGROUND
    INTERESTING
    POINTS
    KEY
    MESSAGES
    PERSONAL
    ASSESSMENT
    “Gives a comprehensive assessment of China’s efforts in promoting the clean energy market. However, it does not mention much about America’s nonchalant attitude towards the same industry.”
    ISSUES FOR
    DISCUSSION
  • 10. ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION
    BACKGROUND
    INTERESTING
    POINTS
    1. Do you think Singapore does enough to cultivate local talents in Singapore? Or does she focus more on bringing in foreign talents?
    KEY
    MESSAGES
    PERSONAL
    ASSESSMENT
    2. What kind of incentives can be made to encourage innovative thinking by individuals?
    ISSUES FOR
    DISCUSSION
  • 11. REFERENCES
    BACKGROUND
    INTERESTING
    POINTS
    Building a Skilled Clean Energy Work Force – a Tale of Two Countries, Coco Liu
    http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2010/12/03/03climatewire-building-a-skilled-clean-energy-work-force-a-2209.html?pagewanted=1&sq=promoting skilled workforce&st=cse&scp=1
    KEY
    MESSAGES
    PERSONAL
    ASSESSMENT
    Global Market For Green Technologies to be Worth $312 Billion in 2015, Electronics.ca Research Network
    ISSUES FOR
    DISCUSSION
    http://www.electronics.ca/presscenter/articles/1522/1/Global-Market-For-Green-Technologies-to-be-Worth-312-Billion-in-2015/Page1.html
  • 12. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION

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