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Europe – 2020 Key indicators on education, skills and employment

The Key Indicators on Education, Skills and Employment (KIESE) are a collection of statistics that are part of a broader set of indicators proposed by the European Training Foundation (ETF) to enable an assessment of developments in the field of human capital in the partner countries. They include data on vocational education and training (VET), … Continue reading

Work-Based Learning in US – Expanding high-quality

This Policy Brief defines the types of experiences on a work-based learning continuum and the challenges for maintaining quality in these programs. It also identifies five policy considerations for fostering high-quality work-based learning, based on a set of principles created through experience in the field. This brief, authored by Jobs for the Future, is part … Continue reading

Mobility Pathways for Workers and Employers – A tool

Workers, firms, and policymakers each have a role in bolstering economic mobility. Our Mobility Pathways tool can help all of these groups harness relevant data to expand opportunities for mobility and growth. Users can compare jobs by wage level, current demand (estimated from real-time job postings), and “mobility index” ranking (a new indicator we constructed … Continue reading

Canada – La Classification nationale des professions (CNP) 2021 aura une structure « Niveau de compétence »

Tous les 10 ans, la Classification nationale des professions (CNP) fait l’objet d’une révision structurelle importante, dans le cadre de laquelle les groupes de professions existants sont examinés en parallèle avec les commentaires recueillis auprès de nombreux intervenants pertinents par le biais d’un processus de consultation. La CNP a été élaborée et est gérée dans le cadre … Continue reading

Key Employability Indicators for National Qualification Agencies – A toolkit

This toolkit demonstrates the utilisation of Key Employability Indicators (KEIs) through which Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) as well as National Quality Assurance Agencies (NQAAs) will be able to monitor employability as a quality concept in higher education. … Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story @ Toolkit for Key Employability Indicators for National Qualification … Continue reading

Skills – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Job Data Exchange (JDX)

There are 7 million unfilled job postings in America and many of those will remain unfilled because job seekers, employers, and educators are out of sync. Degrees, certificates, and credentials are only as good as the data that informs them. Hiring based on competency rather than degree is on the rise, but not every employer … Continue reading

Good Jobs for Frontline Essential Workers – The Job Quality Initiatives

Between 2017 and 2019, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, with its network of regional workforce funder collaboratives, launched 11 job quality initiatives to test how employers can introduce, change, and leverage business practices to make jobs better and foster positive outcomes for both frontline workers and their employers. In concert with these initiatives, the … Continue reading

Skills – A Guide for workforce development practitioners

The purpose of this guide is to highlight the competencies that National Fund collaboratives need in order to embark on job quality work with employers. The key word here is collaboratives, not specifically “collaborative directors.” Ensuring that someone has (or is developing) the requisite skills and deploys those skills at the right time is key … Continue reading

Cover Letter – Examples for all

Professional, job-winning cover letter examples for different fields. Learn why they stand out, and create your own with our killer cover letter templates. To help you craft the best cover letter, we’re providing you with some examples to review. Let the content inspire your own cover letter. Think about the most important things you have … Continue reading

Planning Your Child’s Education in the Long Term

By Amiee Morse – Planning for your child’s education is one of your most important tasks as a parent. However, it’s also true that education can be extremely costly, which is in itself is a huge barrier to entry for many families. Our previous post on New Pathways to Success highlights that youth all across the world are having … Continue reading

Skills Recognition of Migrant Workers- Guide for Employment Services Providers

This edition is issued within the framework of the Support to Free Movement of Persons and Migration in West Africa project (FMM), funded by the EU and ECOWAS, and takes on board the efforts made in the ECOWAS subregion to improve labour migration governance and skills portability, in particular skills acquired through non-formal and informal … Continue reading

Covid and Teleworking – A practical Guide by ILO

The purpose of the Guide is to provide practical and actionable recommendations for effective teleworking that are applicable to a broad range of actors; to support policymakers in updating existing policies; and to provide a flexible framework through which both private enterprises and public sector organizations can develop or update their own teleworking policies and … Continue reading

Reskilling and Upskilling – Guidelines on Rapid Assessment in response to the COVID-19 crisis

Skills development has an important role to play in the immediate effort to lessen the impact of COVID-19 while the pandemic is active, in building the resilience of workers and firms, and in preparing for recovery. Time is of the essence in this response, to help speed recovery from recession, to get people back to … Continue reading

Open Badges and Open Microcredentials – A guide to get started

This article is intended as a practical resource to help interested organizations design and implement an open badging system. Open badges are a type of open credential designed to recognize a variety of skills, knowledge, and experiences, both inside and outside of traditional educational settings. While growing in popularity, common questions asked by those interested … Continue reading

Tips for Transitioning Back Into the Workplace

Guess post by Jessica Larson – The pandemic brought our economy and our entire lives to a screeching halt. People in many professions had to start working from home to slow the spread of the disease as medical professionals raced to understand it.  We’re nowhere near being out of the woods, but many companies are … Continue reading

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