Career guidance for adults: How is it working in Latin America?

Adults in Latin America strongly rely on their friends and family when it comes to advice on labour market and training opportunities. Many do not know that professional guidance services exist in their countries or cannot afford them. How can we raise awareness about available guidance services and design them in a way that makes … More Career guidance for adults: How is it working in Latin America?

Creating responsive adult learning opportunities in Japan

By Michele Tuccio and Nozomi Ohno A new OECD report “Creating Responsive Adult Learning Opportunities in Japan” assesses the future-readiness of the Japanese adult learning system. Despite a high proficiency overall by adults in foundation skills, the Japanese adult learning system suffers from a number of shortcomings, including an over-reliance on employers for training provision, … More Creating responsive adult learning opportunities in Japan

OECD International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Work, Innovation, Productivity and Skills

Today we kick-off the week-long conference OECD International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Work, Innovation, Productivity and Skills (AI-WIPS), bringing together technical and policy experts to discuss the fast-evolving changes in AI capabilities and uptake, and to assess their implications for labour markets and societies.  The conference includes a session on how technologies and tools … More OECD International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Work, Innovation, Productivity and Skills

Career Guidance for Adults in a Changing World of Work

By Katharine Mullock Millions of adults have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some sectors, like tourism and hospitality, have been especially hard hit. Former hotel, airline and restaurant workers are now wondering how to retrain and for which jobs; and they have to answer these questions in a context of extreme uncertainty. How … More Career Guidance for Adults in a Changing World of Work

Back to basics – Investing in basic skills in times of transition

By Shinyoung Jeon In the face of demographic change, automation, digitalisation and the COVID-19 pandemic, economies need to invest in the resilience and adaptability of their workforce. Investments in basic skills are particularly important in this regards. Strong basic information processing skills – including literacy, numeracy and digital skills – provide the foundations for workers … More Back to basics – Investing in basic skills in times of transition

The role of the social partners in fostering responsive and resilient skills systems

By Glenda Quintini Trends in technology, demography and globalisation affect the way work is organised and carried out, spurring rapid changes in the skills required at work. These changes underscore the importance of adult learning to help individuals maintain and upgrade their skills throughout their working lives. The recently published 2020 Global deal1 flagship report, … More The role of the social partners in fostering responsive and resilient skills systems

How are young VET graduates faring in the digital transformation?

Today is the kick-off for the fifth edition of European Vocational Skills Week : an annual event where local, regional or national organisations showcase the very best of vocational education and training (VET). This year’s theme is VET for Green and Digital Transitions. … More How are young VET graduates faring in the digital transformation?

World Youth Skills Day – How VET provides young people with valuable skills

By Glenda Quintini and Marieke Vandeweyer Vocational Education and Training can be a useful pathway into jobs for young people. Young people who graduate from upper-secondary VET experience smoother school-to-work transitions than those who leave school with general degrees at the same education level. International good practices provide directions on how to prolong the benefits … More World Youth Skills Day – How VET provides young people with valuable skills