Australia. VET: securing skills for growth
This report examines the role of vocational education and training (VET) in meeting the skills required for Australia's growth. It addresses the following questions: What is the role of VET within the broader education strategy of Australia? What role does VET play in securing Australia's future skills? What outcomes are required from the VET system? In examining these questions, the report seeks to assess the current outcomes of the sector and propose ways the VET system could be improved in order to meet the skills Australia will require for growth.
Tags : Annual report 2016; Australia; Source: CEDA - Committee for Economic Development of Australia; VET - vocational education and training;
Australia. VET applied research: driving VET's role in the innovation system
VET has largely been ignored as a player in the innovation system but with its ties to industry it has the ability to help translate new knowledge into the workforce. This research looks at how applied research can help VET to become more active in the innovation system. The report also explores the capabilities that are needed and how registered training organisations and practitioners can build off their existing connections and skills.
Tags : Australia; Report 2017; Source: NCVER - National Centre for Vocational Education Research; VET - vocational education and training;
Cameroon. Fostering skills in Cameroon : inclusive workforce development, competitiveness, and growth
The study bridges the knowledge gap about the skills mismatch in Cameroon, and addresses the question of how education and training can make valuable contributions to developing skills, spurring growth, increasing competitiveness, and helping Cameroon evolve into higher-value products and services.
Tags : Cameroun; Document 2016; Mismatch training/workforce - skills; Skills - mismatch training/workplace; Source: World Bank; Strategy - workforce development; Workforce - development strategy;
Canada. Skills, Competencies and Credentials
The current university system of credentials, accreditation and transcripts does not serve most undergraduate students well. While the current system does an excellent job documenting students’ knowledge of content, it provides neither students nor potential employers with an overview of the skills they have developed while studying.
En français. Canada. Habiletés, compétences et titres d’études
Tags : Canada; Credential - evaluation; Evaluation - credential; Report 2017; Source: HEQCO - Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario; Universities;
Canada. Future-proof: Preparing young Canadians for the future of work
Technological trends—while always a critical driver of the economy—are reshaping Canada’s workforce. With a large number of jobs at risk of automation in the near future, including those held by some of the most vulnerable segments of Canada’s population, youth are facing higher skill and experience requirements than ever before. As a result, Canadian youth joining the labour market must come equipped with a broad suite of technical and soft skills to succeed.
Tags : Canada; Employment - youth; Employment trend; Report 2017; Source: Brookfield Institute; Trend - employment; Youth - employment;
Canada/Ontario. A stronger apprenticeship system for Ontario: Ontario's apprenticeship strategy
Ontario is mapping the way forward to a stronger apprenticeship system with a new strategy aiming to improve apprenticeship completion rates, increase opportunities for underrepresented groups, and create clearer pathways for learners including better online supports.
Tags : Apprenticeship - programs; Canada/Ontario; Program - apprenticeship; Skills - development strategy; Source: Government of Ontario; Strategy - skills development; Strategy 2018;
Europe. Monitoring the use of validation of non-formal and informal learning
This thematic report provides an overview of validation monitoring of non-formal and informal learning across Europe.
Tags : Education - formal; Education - non formal; Europe; Report 2016; Skills - validation; Source: Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training; Validation - skills;
Best practices in the promotion of learning pathways and linkages between TVET and higher education
Pursuant to 200 EX/32 Decision, the Director-General submits an information document on best practices in the promotion of learning pathways and linkages between technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and higher education, within the framework of the approved budget.
En français. Bonnes pratiques en matière de promotion des parcours d'apprentissage et des liens entre l'enseignement et la formation techniques et professionnels (EFTP) et l'enseignement supérieur dans le cadre du budget approuvé
Tags : Best practice; Document 2017; Education - higher; Higher education; Source: UNESCO; VET - vocational education and training;
The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030
The study challenges a culture of risk aversion that holds back technology adoption, innovation, and growth; this matters particularly to countries like the US and the UK, which already face structural productivity problems. By identifying the bundles of skills, abilities, and knowledge that are most likely to be important in the future, as well as the skills investments that will have the greatest impact on occupational demand, this report provides information that educators, businesses, and governments can use for strategic and policy-making purposes to better prepare us for the future.
Tags : Employment trend 2030; Report 2017; Source: University of Oxford; Trend - employment 2030;
Getting Skills Right: Assessing and Anticipating Changing Skill Needs
Digitalisation, globalisation, demographic shifts and other changes in work organisation are constantly reshaping skill needs. This can lead to persistent skill shortages and mismatch which are costly for individuals, firms and society in terms of lost wages and lower productivity and growth.
Tags : Employment trend; Mismatch training/workforce - skills; Report 2016; Shortage - skills; Skills - mismatch training/workplace; Skills - shortage; Source: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; Trend - employment;
Re-conceptualizing Learning: A Review of the Literature on Informal Learning
The review examines the numerous ways that informal learning occurs, the benefits and drawbacks of these different forms of informal learning, and the implications for equity. The review also discusses the potential ways that informal learning can be measured and recognized so that it translates more directly into value for the learner.
Tags : Informal learning; Learning - informal; Literature review; Report 2017; Source: Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations;