Talking about circular economy means dealing with a new vision of production, consumption, and resource recovery, but also about green jobs, jobs that draw from a wide range of skills and are distributed across numerous sectors. Not only specialized technicians in the field of eco-design and sustainability, but also managerial figures who will need to enhance projects and resources in a sustainable way, communication experts who will disseminate information and engage citizenship, consultants for more sustainable logistics, and many others. “Green future? Green Jobs!” is the PCTO (Paths for Transversal Skills and Orientation) that Conai, the National Packaging Consortium, develops for high school students to deepen green skills and provide a mapping of green jobs, the jobs of the future, linking them to their respective areas of activity and identifying trends for the coming years.

Conai’s and the 7 supply chain Consortia’s example is indeed a virtuous one of how broad and varied the spectrum of skills associated with these professions is. In addition to their contribution to the management and recycling of packaging, with communication activities and their special projects, they are an example of active interest in the future capable of generating value and engaging citizens. The contents of the PCTO also contribute to the development of citizenship and transversal skills such as autonomy, critical thinking, empathy, and self-awareness. The PCTO path can be accessed at the link: Green future? Green Jobs! –

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