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    • TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MANANGEMENT
      BUILDING A SKILLED CLEAN ENERGY WORKFORCE – A TALE OF TWO COUNTRIES
    • BACKGROUND
      BACKGROUND
      INTERESTING
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      There is a growing market for green technology
      KEY
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      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
    • INTERESTING POINTS
      BACKGROUND
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      In view of this increasing market, China urged Universities to establish more educational programs focused on advanced technologies, such as clean energy
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      DISCUSSION
      Aimed to develop new professionals and workers with knowledge and skill in clean energy
    • INTERESTING POINTS
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      The setting up of a private vocational school, Himin Solar Engineering & Technology College
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      Aimed to groom more Chinese to become solar energy professionals
      ISSUES FOR
      DISCUSSION
    • INTERESTING POINTS
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      Attract Western companies to come and set up research centers in China
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      This is aimed at bringing in the world's leading technology as well as to foster local talents.
      ISSUES FOR
      DISCUSSION
    • KEY TAKEAWAY MESSAGES
      BACKGROUND
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      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
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      DISCUSSION
    • KEY TAKEAWAY MESSAGES
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      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
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    • QUOTE
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      "The Chinese government and Chinese firms are using a number of different strategies to attract and develop talent in clean energy,"
      KEY
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      Kelly Sims Gallagher, an associate professor at Tufts University’s Fletcher School
      PERSONAL
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      DISCUSSION
    • PERSONAL ASSESSMENT
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      “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.”
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    • ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION
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      1. Do you think Singapore does enough to cultivate local talents in Singapore? Or does she focus more on bringing in foreign talents?
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      2. What kind of incentives can be made to encourage innovative thinking by individuals?
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      DISCUSSION
    • REFERENCES
      BACKGROUND
      INTERESTING
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      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
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      Global Market For Green Technologies to be Worth $312 Billion in 2015, Electronics.ca Research Network
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      DISCUSSION
      http://www.electronics.ca/presscenter/articles/1522/1/Global-Market-For-Green-Technologies-to-be-Worth-312-Billion-in-2015/Page1.html
    • THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION