China. Jobs and skills for youth: review of policies for youth employment of China
Young Chinese face significant obstacles in their transition to the labour market, including high levels of underemployment, informality and graduate unemployment. The Chinese Government is strongly committed to addressing these issues. It recognizes that actively developing its human resources, bringing into play the full potential and value of each individual, and promoting people’s all round development is essential to China’s modernization and transformation from a human-resource-rich country to one with powerful human resources. This report has been developed to support those aims.
Tags : China; Document; Employment - youth; Review; Source: ILO - International Labour Organization; Youth - employment;
Iraq. Making an Impact in the Kurdistan Region
The study aims to help the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) expand access to high-quality technical and vocational education and training; improve access to and quality of health care through financing policy development, implementation of primary care recommendations, and quality and patient safety assessment and recommendations; assess the present and projected supply of labor and labor demand in the Kurdistan Region — Iraq (KRI) to improve labor market responsiveness to private sector needs; and build capacity at the Kurdistan Region Statistics Office to prepare, conduct, and analyze the first round of the Kurdistan Region Labor Force Survey.
Tags : Iraq/Kurdistan Region; Labour market; Source: Rand Corporation; Study; VET - vocational education and training;
Europe. The role of modularisation and unitisation in vocational education and training
This study investigates the role of modules and units in vocational education and training (VET) in 15 EU countries and aims to determine how these structures fit in the wider VET systems.It provides a comparative analysis of different modularisation and unitisation practices and the rationale behind their implementation, and an outline of the different national contexts in which modular and unitised structures developed over time.
Tags : Analysis - comparative; Comparative analysis; Europe; Source: Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training; Study; VET - vocational education and training;
OECD Employment Outlook 2016
This 2016 edition of the OECD Employment Outlook provides an in-depth review of recent labour market trends and short-term prospects in OECD countries. The size of this group has grown in recent years in many OECD countries and governments will need to take vigorous policy measures if they are to meet the target, recently adopted by G20 governments, of reducing the share of youth who are vulnerable by 15% by 2025. Chapter 2 considers skills use at work: are countries doing enough to assure that workers are able to make full use of their skills on the job? Chapter 3 looks at the short-term effects of structural reforms on employment and identifies successful strategies for reducing transition costs. Chapter 4 looks at how to close the labour market gender gap in emerging economies, proposing a comprehensive policy response to the problem.
Tags : Annual report 2016; Employment trend; OECD countries; Source: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development;
G20 countries. Enhancing Workforce Employability in G20 countries
The report sets out the challenges confronting G20 economies and proposes a set of concrete actionable policy principles that are needed to improve the employability of each economy’s workforce by making skills more transferable and workplaces more adaptable.
Tags : Employability; G20 countries; Report; Source: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development;
UNESCO. Recommendation Concerning Technical And Vocational Education And Training, March 2016
For the purpose of this Recommendation, ‘technical and vocational education and training’ (hereinafter “TVET”) is understood as comprising education, training and skills development relating to a wide range of occupational fields, production, services and livelihoods. TVET, as part of lifelong learning, can take place at secondary, post-secondary and tertiary levels and includes work-based learning and continuing training and professional development which may lead to qualifications. TVET also includes a wide range of skills development opportunities attuned to national and local contexts. Learning to learn, the development of literacy and numeracy skills, transversal skills and citizenship skills are integral components of TVET. The application of the provisions of this Recommendation will depend upon the specific conditions, governing structures, and constitutional provisions existing in a given country.
En français. UNESCO. Recommandation concernant l'enseignement et la formation techniques et professionnels (EFTP)
Tags : Document; Source: UNESCO; UNESCO; VET - vocational education and training;
Evaluation of UNESCO’s Regional Conventions on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education
The evaluation focuses on the importance and role of the higher education recognition conventions in the various regional contexts; the relevance of and contribution of the conventions to UNESCO’s broader higher education programme; the effectiveness of the governing and management mechanisms of the regional conventions; and the effectiveness of UNESCO’s support for the development, ratification, and implementation of the regional conventions. It also identifies key lessons to be learned from the development, ratification and implementation of the regional conventions so far, as well as from the implementation of other standard-setting instruments in UNESCO. The report contains eight key recommendations and several proposed action points to strengthen and take the work forward in the future.
En français. Évaluation des conventions régionales de l’UNESCO sur la reconnaissance des qualifications dans l’enseignement supérieur
Tags : Diplomas - equivalence; Document; Equivalence - diplomas; Evaluation; Higher education; Source: UNESCO; UNESCO;
Millennial Careers: 2020 Vision
This report presents new findings with fresh insights from the perspective of both employers and employees. This report provides a practical guide with clear recommendations for employers on how to attract, retain, develop and motivate the best Millennials for the 21st century workforce.
Tags : Analysis - trends; Employment trend 2020; Report; Source: Manpower; Trend - analysis; Trend - employment 2020; Youth - employment; Youth - millenials;
The Human Capital Report 2016
The report seeks to serve as a tool for capturing the complexity of education, employment and workforce dynamics so that various stakeholders are able to make better-informed decisions. Last year’s edition
explored the factors contributing to the development of an educated, productive and healthy workforce. This year’s edition deepens the analysis by focusing on a number of key issues that can support better design of education policy and future workforce planning.
Tags : Annual report 2016; Human capital; Source: World Economic Forum;