Skills

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14 Building Blocks For A Quality Adult Literacy Program – Literacy Assistance Center of NYC

Adult literacy programs are diverse, varied in their approaches, and tailored to their particular students and communities. At the same time, there are core components of programs that cut across all instructional types (English for Speakers of Other Languages, Adult Basic Education, and High School Equivalency preparation), locations, and student populations. These “Building Blocks” have … Continue reading

The Future of Work – Cognitive as well as non-cognitive skills are strongly rewarded by labour markets OECD says

This study explores how the digital transformation is affecting the demand for skills in 31 countries, by analysing how skills are rewarded in sectors which are more or less digitally intensive. In so far as higher salaries reflect relative skills shortage, returns to skills contribute to inform on how the demand of different skills is … Continue reading

Basic Skills of Immigrants in Canada in PIAAC – Lower proficiency scores than the Canadian-born in all three skills

ƒ The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) conducted under the auspices of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides internationally comparable measures of three skills that are essential to processing information: literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments (referred to in this report as PS-TRE).  The OECD’s analysis of … Continue reading

Skills, Age and Tasks in Europe – The most routine occupations aged faster, while the least routine jobs slower than the average

There are important intergenerational differences behind aggregate shifts away from manual jobs towards cognitive jobs, and away from routine work towards non-routine work. We study these age and cohort patterns in tasks and skills in European countries. Changes in the task composition were happening much faster among workers born in the 1970s and 1980s than … Continue reading

Non-cognitive skills – Much more associated with graduates’ occupational status, especially with managerial occupations, than cognitive skills

While the effect of education and experience on labour market outcomes has been widely studied, the literature that analyses the influence of human capital competencies (talents, skills, and capabilities) is still relatively scarce. Using cross-sectional data from the REFLEX Project, we investigate the effect of personal competencies (both cognitive and non-cognitive) on two labour market … Continue reading

US – The skills-based concept is gaining momentum

As the United States struggles with how to match good jobs to the two-thirds of adults who do not have a four-year college degree, his experience shows how a worker’s skills can be emphasized over traditional hiring filters like college degrees, work history and personal references. And elevating skills over pedigree creates new pathways to … Continue reading

Skills for the 21st Century – PIAAC is the jewel OECD says

The OECD Survey of Adult Skills is the jewel in the crown of its Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). This paper argues that the findings and policy lessons from the project to date justify the high hopes which were placed in PIAAC when detailed planning for the project began in 2003. … Continue reading

Design Skills in UK – The most important skills across all design occupations

Designing a Future Economy is Design Council’s 2017 report investigating the skills used in design, the link between these skills and productivity and innovation, and how they align with future demand for skills across the wider UK economy. It is a unprecedented study testing a new methodology as well as definitions of design. For the … Continue reading

The Future of Work – Wages, income inequality, skills and transition

For large shares of the population in the advanced economies, there has really been no positive movement or no sense of progress in terms of where their incomes have gone over the last one to two decades. When we looked at the data across the US as well as a set of European economies, we … Continue reading

Australia – Transitioning Australia’s skills base requires a radical shift in the nation’s approach to on-the-job learning says Microsoft

Microsoft believes that equipping the nation to succeed in the digital age – and ensuring all Australians are carried along – must be an urgent national priority. Through the launch of our National Skills Program in 2018 and the practical directions contained in this report, we hope to lead a focused conversation with our partners … Continue reading

Global Outlook on Education, Demographics and Global Inequality – A more educated labor force from emerging market and developing economies will likely reduce inequality

An expected shift in the skill composition of the global labor force will have important consequences for the future of global income inequality. Specifically, a more educated labor force from emerging market and developing economies will likely reduce inequality between countries. It would also diminish inequality within countries, especially in emerging market and developing economies. … Continue reading

Changing Skills Requirements of Jobs – Best international approaches

The world of work is changing in ways that make it increasingly difficult for a large proportion of the workforce to gain and maintain consistent employment. More than ever, existing and future workers need to prepare for the changing skills requirements of jobs. With advancements in technology, the skills profiles within jobs, and the jobs … Continue reading

Canada – The gap in adult skills development system

Canada urgently needs a third pillar that focuses on supporting working adults. The Council anticipates that managing the expected labour market changes will require an additional $15 billion of annual investmentsin adult skills development. The magnitude of the coming changes also necessitates the development of a Skills Plan for Working Canadians that will guide Canada’s … Continue reading

Skills Gap – Skills utilisation should be identified as a priority

The OECD has recently affirmed the importance of increased productivity and continued economic growth as means of providing the best opportunity to raise the prosperity and well-being of people. Skills represent the great equalizer and provide a critical route out of poverty and inequality for many individuals. However, traditional approaches to skills have focused on … Continue reading

Digital Skills in US – Upskilling fast in middle- and lower-level jobs

Look closely at the numbers in our new analysis of the “digitalization” of the labor market and you see that the greatest change is occurring not at the top of the skills distribution, but at the bottom and middle. Sure, the creation of many new jobs for highly skilled software developers and computer systems analysts … Continue reading

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