Canada. Matchup: A case for pan-Canadian competency frameworks
There are 400,000 Canadian jobs looking for people, and more than 1.32 million Canadians looking for jobs. These unfilled jobs mean unnecessary unemployment, costs to individuals and communities, and lost productivity and profit for employers. One study estimated that skills gaps and mismatches in Ontario alone cost that economy $24.3 billion a year.
A contribution of Jeff Griffiths Twitter
Tags : Article; Canada; Competence - framework; Framework - competence; Mismatch training/workforce - skills; Skills - mismatch training/workplace; Source: Canada West Foundation;
Canada. The Future of Learning and Training
This paper explores some of the driving changes impacting learning and training from the lens of the employee and employer, and looks at new technologies. As agents of change in the job market as well as in the learning and training industries. Innovations in the field of education, either in K-12, post-secondary or professional development, are considered as possible pioneering achievements that could eventually be applied and adopted more broadly. The goal of this document is to explore possible new models of learning and training in order to assist in developing forward looking policy.
En français. Canada. Le futur de l’apprentissage et de la formation
Tags : Apprenticeship; Canada; Paper; Source: Government of Canada/Policy Horizons; Training - trend; Trend - training;
India. MoVE: Carrying Vocational Education and Training beyond Barriers
In India, skills training is the least accessible to those who stand to benefit the most from it. Making vocational education mobile may be one solution to this.
Tags : Article; India; Initiative -MoVE – Mobile Vocational Education; MoVE – Mobile Vocational Education initiative; Source: NORRAG - Northern Research Review and Advisory Group; VET - development;
Indonesia. The role of work-based learning in building employability skills of vocational education students
The incompatibility between educational outcomes with the need of workforce is predicted due to the mismatch of workforce needs with the qualifications of produced graduates. Therefore, the learning in vocational programs must be able to give the solution. Work-Based Learning (WBL) is one of the learning in vocational education proved greatly effective to build the students’ employability skills.
Tags : Employability; Indonesia; Mismatch training/workforce - skills; Paper; Source: Atlantis Press; VET - vocational education and training; Work-based learning;
Italy. Overeducation: A Disease of the School-to-Work Transition System
This paper aims to survey the theoretical and empirical literature on cross-country differences in overeducation. While technological change and globalization have entailed a skill-bias in the evolution of labour demand in the Anglo-Saxon countries, instead, in other advanced economies in Western Europe the increased educational level has not been associated with a parallel raise in the share of skilled occupations, therefore generating skills mismatch. Overeducation causes a penalty to individuals in terms of earnings and employment opportunities and a waste of resources to the society at large in terms of state investment into education that do not bear its yields. Both penalties are higher not only where the demand for skill is lower, but also where school-to-work transition systems fail to effectively address the aim of generating competences rather than only education for their graduates.
Tags : Italy; Overeducation; Paper; School-to-work transition; Source: IZA - Institute for the Study of Labor;
Norway. Apprentices as a must in contracts
Many countries face difficulties in encouraging companies to provide apprenticeship places. Norway has set up new regulation to try to do something with this. Companies that shall do construction projects and services that the public pay for shall have apprentices.
A contribution of Karl Skaar Twitter
Tags : Apprenticeship; Article; Norway; Source: Karl Skaar;
USA. Do Unpaid Internships Lead to Jobs? Not for College Students
Unpaid interns of the world! Get up and leave the office. You have nothing to lose. Literally. Nothing.
Tags : Article; Internship; Source: The Atlantic; United States of America;
Yemen. The demand for, and impact of, youth internships: evidence from a randomized experiment in Yemen
This paper evaluates a youth internship program in Yemen. We examine the demand for the program and find an oversupply of graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and a relative undersupply of graduates in marketing and business. Conditional on the types of graduates firms were looking to hire, applicants were then randomly chosen for the program. Receiving an internship resulted in an almost doubling of work experience in 2014 and a 73 % increase in income. A follow-up survey shows that internship recipients had better employment outcomes than the control group in the first 5 months after the program.
Tags : Conflict settings; Internship; Paper; Source: IZA Journal of Labor and Development; Yemen; Youth;
Investing in formal on-the-job training: are SMEs lagging much behind?
This paper analyzes the correlation between firm size and the investment in job training by employers. Using a large firm level data set across 99 developing countries, we show that a strong and positive correlation in the investment in job training and firm size is a robust statistical finding both within and across countries with very different institutions and levels of development.
Tags : Analysis; Paper; Small and medium entreprises - SME; SME - Small and medium entreprises; Source: IZA Journal of Labor and Development; Workplace - training;