Skills Gap

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Autonomous Vehicle in US – How to cope with their effects on workers

How will the introduction and diffusion of autonomous vehicles (AVs) affect U.S. workers? This highly fraught question promises soon to loom large in hometowns and policy realms across the nation. Given Americans’ current reliance on cars and trucks for most of our transportation, the transition to self-driving vehicles will change many lives and livelihoods, likely … Continue reading

Durable Skills – Creating opportunities for reengagement is essential

Our current systems of learning are not adequately addressing the durable skills needs of all students and employees. As an example, while it was once acceptable for an accountant to excel solely at analyzing numbers, much of that basic analysis work is now done with technology. As such, the role of an accountant has changed … Continue reading

Canada – Many workers have poor literacy skills, more than 40%, and the problem is getting worse

Workplaces are changing quickly. Machines or algorithms are replacing some tasks, and new and changing jobs require additional technical skills. To keep pace with these changes in current and future jobs, the ability to keep learning is the most important basic skill for any job. Because literacy is the most important “learning to learn skill,” … Continue reading

European skills index (ESI) – Four groups of Member States

Skill systems are an important component of country competitiveness and, in aggregate, of the European Union (EU) as a whole. Several key principles of the European pillar of social rights are built around a well-functioning and inclusive labour market with education, training and lifelong learning at the heart. At the same time, the New skills agenda … Continue reading

Middle Skills Gap in US – The case of Georgia

Georgia joins a number of states this month in convening a new session of the legislature and welcoming a new governor. One of the most pressing challenges facing these new leaders is the state’s middle skills gap. Most jobs in Georgia’s labor market – 55 percent – are middle-skill jobs, which require more than a … Continue reading

Skills Gap in UK – 91% of the surveyed organisations struggled to find workers with the right skills over the past 12 months

The Open University Business Barometer investigates the extent and nature of the skills shortage in the UK, and the e ect it is having on organisations of all sizes. The data presented within the report have been collated from 950 senior business leaders in organisations of all sizes across the UK between 8 and 25 … Continue reading

Apprenticeship in US – A key component to the solution to the skills gap

Apprenticeship programs, when implemented effectively, provide workers with a career path featuring paid on-the-job training, skills development, and mentorship, while at the same time providing employers with a steady source of highly trained and productive workers. These programs have the potential to grow into a critical and successful component of America’s workforce strategy, but are … Continue reading

Skills Gap – Use of data from 21st century skills assessments

With the learning goals of education shifting to include a broader range of skills, the challenge globally is how to support students in developing these skills. The components of the education system must be aligned to support the development of 21st century skills, and the qualitatively different structure of these skills requires some completely new … Continue reading

Skills Gap – How to address the opportunities and challenges for skill development in the digital economy

The pervasiveness of digital technologies in daily life is fundamentally changing the way individuals access and elaborate knowledge. Individuals have to process complex information, think systematically and take decisions weighting different forms of evidence. They also have to continuously update their skills to match rapid technical change at the workplace. More fundamentally, in order to … Continue reading

Skills Gap in Ireland – A significant proportion of those in employment have low level qualifications and a large number of these are older workers

This document presents the main findings from research and consultation undertaken by SOLAS to inform the development of the 2018-2021 Further Education and Training Policy Framework for Skills Development of People in Employment. The findings are based on a review of national and international policy and research, and current policy, provision and supports for employee … Continue reading

UK Employer Skills Survey, 2017 – 13% of employers reported skills gaps affecting 1.27 million staff or 4.4% of the total UK workforce

The UK Employer Skills Survey (ESS) is one of the largest business surveys in the world, with the data in this report based on survey responses from over 87,000 employers. This research provides a comprehensive source of intelligence on the skills challenges that UK employers face both within their existing workforces and when recruiting, the … Continue reading

Skill Gap in US – New hires are not well-prepared to perform at a high level in a professional environment, primarily because of insufficient soft skills survey finds

Business and academia in the U.S. have traditionally been able to equip new workforce recruits with the hard skills they need to perform at a high level in the workplace. But with the regular ow of new technologies and business models into the market, today’s employees must navigate all this change with a varied skill … Continue reading

The Future of Work – Organizations need to develop skills in employees that make them more marketable and employable inside and outside the organization

Structural changes in the labor market, including an aging population and the rise of the gig economy, have created a persistent skills gap for employers. This mismatch in talent has become a top challenge for businesses, educators, and policy makers. Businesses understand that a predictable supply of workers is critical to their growth and viability. … Continue reading

Skills Gap in UK – 9/10 of employers say that they struggle with skills gaps

The UK is in the grip of a skills crisis that is affecting many of our industries and impacting productivity, growth and ultimately the bottom lines of businesses across the country. Our education system is simply not well aligned to the needs of industry and employer investment in skills development has not recovered since the … Continue reading

Skills Gap – Global Talent Shortages Reach 12-Year High Manpower Group says

In the digital age, technology is transforming how work gets done, creating new roles that require new skills. At the same time, organizations are increasing headcount in 42 of the 43 countries and territories that we survey and many markets are nearing full employment. As a result, talent shortages are more acute than they have … Continue reading

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