Skills Recognition

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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

Skills Gap – How occupationally relevant knowledge, skills and competences can be recorded better and made visible

Many European states are debating how occupationally relevant knowledge, skills and competences can be recorded better and made visible. Some EU countries have made considerable progress in the identification and recognition of competences acquired via informal and non-formal means. They have established validation systems which accord such competences a value on the labour market. In … Continue reading

Skills Recognition – Recommendations for key stakeholders by ILO

The ILO has prepared this set of Recommendations on strengthening skills recognition systems, as countries seek strategies to enhance the employability of workers and the productivity of enterprises. The ILO conducted extensive research and case study analysis of the potential impact of such systems on labour markets, leading to the identification of lessons learned, good … Continue reading

US – How many immigrants are underemployed (i.e., in low-skilled jobs) or unemployed?

The United States has long attracted some of the world’s best and brightest, drawn by the strong U.S. economy, renowned universities, and reputation for entrepreneurship and innovation. But because of language, credential-recognition, and other barriers many of these highly skilled, college-educated immigrants cannot fully contribute their academic and professional training and skills once in the … Continue reading

Skills Recognition Systems – Filling the lack of hard, direct evidence of its contribution

Skills recognition systems are an important component of skills development, employment and migration policies. If designed and implemented properly, they bring benefits to individuals, employers and to the economy as a whole. However, this development and implementation give rise to a number of challenges, namely in the areas of stakeholder involvement, awareness raising and impact … Continue reading

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