To Better Train Workers, Figure Out Where They Struggle
What company would spend thousands — or even millions — of dollars, year in and year out, without knowing the return? When it comes to training and workforce development, lots of them.
Tags : Article 2017; Return on investment (ROI); ROI - Return on investment; Source: Harvard Business Review; Training - workplace; Workplace - training;
Canada. 13 Ways to modernize youth employment in Canada
We depend on our young people to build and support the economy for the next generation. When changes to the nature of work and social conditions make it difficult for them to gain a solid foothold, the very foundation of our society is threatened. On the surface, there may not appear to be a problem when it comes to the labour market participation of Canada’s youth, a population of 6.8 million people between the ages of 15 and 29. Among the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, Canadian youth are more likely to be employed than their peers. At the same time, the labour landscape is being redefined at a dizzying pace. New and emerging technologies, demographic change and globalization are profoundly changing the way work gets done, and what the jobs of the future will require of our youngest workers.
En français .Canada. 13 voies pour moderniser l’emploi des jeunes au Canada
Tags : Analysis - comparative; Canada; Comparative analysis; Employability - youth; Employment - strategy; OECD countries; Report 2017; Source: Government of Canada/Employment and Social Services of Canada; Statistics 1981-2014; Strategy - employment; Youth - employment; Youth 15-29;
Canada. If at First You Don’t Succeed: Toward an Adult Education and Training Strategy for Canada
While Canada’s education and training system does a fairly good job in producing highly educated workers, often it does not provide sufficient support to meet the learning needs of adults who may be working but require a “second chance.”
Tags : Adult education; Canada; Education - adult; Report 2015; Source: IRPP - Institute for Research on Public Policy;
Canada/Ontario. Student Success ePortfolio: Student, Faculty and Employer Perspectives on the Value of ePortfolios in Assessing the Development of Essential Employability Skills
By assembling a digital record of a student’s skills and academic accomplishments, ePortfolios have the potential to improve educators’ assessments of students and the ability of students to clearly communicate and connect with employers. But are they effective?
En français. Portfolio électronique de la réussite scolaire : points de vue des élèves, des enseignants et des employeurs sur l’intérêt que présentent les portfolios électroniques pour évaluer l’acquisition des résultats d’apprentissage relatifs à l’employabilité
Tags : Apprenticeship; Canada/Ontario; Employability; Portfolio; Report 2017; School-to-work transition; Source: HEQCO - Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario;
UK. Apprenticeship standards
The standards show what an apprentice will be doing and the skills required of them, by job role. Standards are developed by employer groups known as ‘trailblazers’.
Tags : Apprenticeship - standards; Resources; Source: Government of UK; Task - descriptions; United Kingdom;
New Zealand. Chaos to capability: educating professionals for the 21st century
Evidence indicates that conventional university education inadequately equips graduates for the complexity they will confront upon entry into their careers and their needs, both locally and globally for initiative and self-direction, creativity, and collaboration.
Tags : Book 2015; Education - higher; New Zealand; Source: VOCEDplus;
The Africa Competitiveness Report 2017
The working-age population in Africa is expected to grow by close to 70 percent, or by approximately 450 million people, between 2015 and 2035. If current trends continue, only about 100 million of them can expect to find stable employment opportunities. Countries that are able to enact policies conducive to job creation are likely to reap significant benefits from this rapid population growth. Those that fail to implement such policies are likely to suffer demographic vulnerabilities resulting from large numbers of unemployed and/or underemployed youth.
Tags : Africa; Annual report 2017; Employment trend 2035; Source: World Economic Forum; Trend - employment 2035;
Southern Africa Regional Forum On Technical And Vocational Education And Training (TVET), 5–6 December 2016
The meeting had the following objectives: 1) To share the results of different Skills and Technical Education Programme (STEP) studies examining specific elements of the TVET system in Malawi; 2) To share good practices, within the region as well as internationally, on the specific elements covered by the identified challenges and opportunities; 3) To formulate recommendations for STEP interventions in Malawi; 4) To identify priority regional action points that can help strengthen TVET in Southern Africa.
Tags : Africa/Southern Africa; Malawi; Report - meeting; Report 2016; Source: UNESCO; VET - review;
OECD Skills Outlook 2017 Skills and Global Value Chains
shows how countries can make the most of global value chains, socially and economically, by investing in the skills of their populations. Applying a “whole of government” approach is crucial. Countries need to develop a consistent set of skills-related policies such as education, employment protection legislation, and migration policies, in coordination with trade and innovation policies.
En français (résumé). Perspectives de l’OCDE sur les compétences 2017 / Compétences et chaînes de valeur mondiales
Tags : Annual report 2017; Development - skills; OECD countries; Skills - development; Source: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development;
Progress report on the preparation of the Draft Global Convention on the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications
The main aim of adopting a Global Convention is to establish an international normative instrument on recognition with global scope.
En français. Rapport sur l'élaboration de la Convention mondiale sur la reconnaissance des qualifications de l'enseignement supérieur
Tags : Diplomas - equivalence; Education - higher; Equivalence - diplomas; Global Convention on the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications; Higher education; Report 2017; Source: UNESCO;
Getting Skills Right: Good Practice in Adapting to Changing Skill Needs
This report identifies effective strategies to tackle skills imbalances, based on five country-specific policy notes for France, Italy, Spain, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
Tags : Best practice; Development - skills strategy; France; Italy; Report 2017; Source: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; South Africa; Spain; Strategy - skills development; United Kingdom;