Overcoming the Climate Change Challenges through Vocational and Technical Education Programs


  • Imad S. A. Salem
  • Najihah A.W


This article focuses on how to overcome the climate change challenges through vocational and technical programs. The study attempts to analyze the steps and strategies that might contribute in no small measure toward overcoming the challenges brought by climate change. These steps and strategies would be highlighted through deductive approaches demonstrating the contents, criteria and training needed to address this concern. The study design was descriptive as some Palestinian Vocational Education and Technical Training (VET) lecturers were chosen as respondents to the survey. These lecturers provide pertinent data and vital information that answers the research questions. Two different VET experts validated and determined the contents of the survey. The collected data were manually analyzed. The article consequently discovered that the extant structure of the Palestinian VET curriculum is incomprehensive in the face of overcoming climate change challenges, and thus needs substantial improvements toward global wants. The extent of resources, facilities, equipment, attention and inputs given to the Palestinian VET sector are captured at the lowest level. The absence of a significant relationship between sustainable growth and quality improvement of the Palestinian VET sector is largely stressed in the study. The pressure of climate change suggests that policy discourse and empirical updates are constantly required among VET stakeholders, policymakers, providers and government officials at determining sustainable development for the sector.