The development of green technology has intensified in the early 21st century as evident by the increasing attention given to it by governments and industries. This development requires more employees who possess generic green skills. Questions on what generic green skills are, is still unclear and needs further investigation. This qualitative study explored the perspective of employers and academicians about the meaning of generic green skills. Interviews with ten personnel (three from industries currently involved in green practices and seven academicians from the Department of Technical and Engineering Education, Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia were conducted from January to May 2015. Results indicate that employers and academicians are fully aware of the importance of environmental sustainability. Although some were found to be ignorant about the term generic green skills, they showed an inclination towards referring to generic green skills as green practices.
Senior lecturer at the Technical and Engineering Education Department, Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Editorial Board Member for International Journal of Research in Social Sciences (IJRSS) Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) pane
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Technical and Engineering Education Department
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yahya Buntat is currently a senior lecturer at the Technical and Engineering Education Department, Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He obtained his Bachelor in Education (Agriculture Science) from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia. He completed his Master and PhD (Technical and Vocational Education) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He actively involved in conducting research on Employability Skills, Technical and Vocational education and Drug Addict. In addition he has written numerous papers and presented at national and international conferences and seminar. He is also a reviewer for the Malaysian Education Deans’ Council Journal, Editorial Board Member for International Journal of Research in Social Sciences (IJRSS) and panel of assessor for Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Dr. Yahya Buntat has supervised many students Master and Phd. He too, is involved in students' development management, and also as a principal of students college. Main research topics: Employability Skills