Canada. From Better Skills to Better Work: How Career Ladders can Support the Transition from Low-Skill to High-Skill Work
This brief explores ‘Career Ladders’, a series of connected literacy, language and skills training programs that enable individuals to secure employment within a specific industry or occupational cluster, and to advance to successively higher levels of education and employment within that sector. Each step is explicitly designed to meet the needs of both participants and employers in obtaining necessary workplace skills.
En français. Canada. Se propulser à l’avant-garde: De meilleures compétences pour un meilleur emploi
Comment favoriser la transition d’un emploi peu spécialisé à un emploi très spécialisé grâce aux initiatives d’échelons de carrière
Tags : 2014 July Newsletter; Canada; Development - skills; Employment - strategy; In English; Research brief; Skills - development; Source: Essential Skills Ontario; Strategy - employment;
Tunisia. Entrepreneurship training and self-employment among university graduates : evidence from a randomized trial in Tunisia
In economies characterized by low labor demand and high rates of youth unemployment, entrepreneurship training has the potential to enable youth to gain skills and create their own jobs. This paper presents experimental evidence on a new entrepreneurship track that provides business training and personalized coaching to university students in Tunisia.
Tags : 2014 July Newsletter; Analysis - comparative; Employability - youth; Employment - self-employment; In English; Self employment; Skills - development; Source: World Bank; Target group: University students; Training - workplace; Tunisia; University students; Working paper; Youth - employability;
Africa at work: Job creation and inclusive growth
By 2020, 48% of Africans will have a secondary or tertiary education and has the potential to create between 54 million and 72 million more wage-paying jobs, with nearly half of them in manufacturing, agriculture, and retail and hospitality.
Tags : 2014 July Newsletter; Africa; Employment trend 2020; In English; Report; Source: McKinsey; Trend - employment;
Latin America. Youth and skills in Latin America: strategies, programmes and best practices
The paper will explore skills development programmes in Latin America benefiting marginalized groups. It will deliver (1) a general overview on skills development and marginalization in the Region, (2) an analysis of formal and non-formal skills acquisition architecture focusing on institutional arrangements, donorsinitiatives and south-south technical cooperation, (3) an analysis of the relevance of post-primary education and, in conclusion, (4) the paper will identify best practices of programmes and vocational trainings with a focus on informal sector, urban areas and indigenous people.
Tags : 2014 July Newsletter; Case study; Development - skills; Document; In English; Latin America; Skills - development; Source: UNESCO; Target group: Youth - disadvantaged; Youth - disanvantaged;
International Standard Classification of Education, 2013
The International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) is a framework for assembling, compiling and analysing cross-nationally comparable statistics on education. ISCED is a member of the United Nations International Family of Economic and Social Classifications and is the reference classification for organizing education programmes and related qualifications by levels and fields of education. The availability of a common international classification is only the first step towards the collection of comparable data. The second step is to ensure a consistent application of the classification across countries. Thus, the aim of this manual is to offer clear guidelines on how to apply the ISCED Fields of Education and Training. This is done by both specifying a number of criteria to be observed and by providing lists of inclusions and exclusions from each field of education and training.
2014 July Newsletter; Annual report 2013; In English; International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED); Source: UNESCO;
Review of policies to strengthen skills-employment linkages for marginalised young people
An analysis of the provision, governance and financing of policies, strategies and programmes to promote the employability and skills development of youths.
Tags : 2014 July Newsletter; Bangladesh; Case study; Development - skills; Educational policy; Educational strategy; Ethiopia; In English; Jordan; Policy - educational; Sierra Leone; Skills - development; Source: UNESCO; Strategy - educational; Target group: Youth - disadvantaged; Youth - disanvantaged;
Skills development for youth living with disabilities in four developing countries
This paper outlines some of the key challenges and opportunities regarding skills development for youth with disabilities. It focuses on those who are no longer in formal education, but who, for a variety of reasons, are not yet in formal employment. Where possible, it outlines the extent of labour force participation amongst youth living with disabilities, and discusses the barriers to participation.
Tags : 2014 July Newsletter; Case study; China; Development - skills; In English; Kenya; Lower-income countries; Sierra Leone; Skills - development; Source: UNESCO; Sri Lanka; Target group: Youth living with disabilities; Youth;
Aid to skills development: case study on Japan's foreign aid program
Two cases of skills development projects are presented, one in post-conflict Southern Sudan, another to develop a regional hub of training center in Senegal, each representing the different objective. They provide ideas on how Japanese assistance in this area can respond to challenging needs by study-based designing and building a partnership among key stakeholders, and how it helps build institutional capacity through a long-term assistance.
Tags : 2014 July Newsletter; Conflict settings; Cooperation - international; Development - skills; Document; In English; International cooperation; Japan; Post-conflict settings; Senegal; Skills - development; Source: UNESCO; Sudan/Southern Sudan;
Recognition of prior learning and experiences as a means to re-integrate early school leavers into education and training
The aim of this paper is to summarise the types of approaches and methods used across the world to assess and recognise learning early school leavers have acquired in non-formal and informal settings. The paper also discusses the rationale for providing opportunities for early school leavers to have their prior learning recognised and elaborates on the potential benefits for them. The paper ends with an analysis of the availability of such mechanisms for young early school leavers, highlights issues that need to be taken into consideration when engaging this target group in mainstream practices and elaborates on the future prospects.
Tags : 2014 July Newsletter; Australia; Case study; Document; Education - informal; Education - non formal; France; In English; Informal education; Non formal education; Philippines; Prior learning recognition; Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL); Source: UNESCO; Sri Lanka; Target group: Youth - droupout;
Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives A Strategic. Approach to Skills Policies
The OECD Skills Strategy provides an integrated, cross-government strategic framework to help countries understand more about how to invest in skills in a way that will transform lives and drive economies. it will help countries to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their existing national skills pool and skills systems, benchmark them internationally, and develop policies for improvement.
Tags : 2014 July Newsletter; Document; In English; OECD countries; Policy - skills; Skills - policies; Source: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development;