Skills

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Skills in US – O*NET Database and websites updated

The 23.2 release of the O*NET database includes the following: 339 technology skills related to 133 occupations were updated from employer job postings and other sources. Currently, 186 “hot technologies” are identified. 150 alternate titles related to 84 occupations were added from employer job postings and other sources.   Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read … Continue reading

Skills in Canada – Closing the Gap

Canada’s labour market will not have the skilled workers it needs unless we change the way we train workers today. As automation spurs rapid change, Canada needs to change its approach to education, training and skills development in order to close the skills gap. Labour markets in Canada and around the world are being disrupted … Continue reading

Skills in New Economy – Shifting to a system where skills are the core currency of the labour market

The qualifications achieved in schools, colleges and universities, the brand of an educational institution or an employer, the social networks of a potential job applicant are all signals currently used to indicate the potential fit between individuals’ capabilities and job opportunities in the labour market. This system of skills proxies contributes to negative outcomes in … 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

Europe – Boosting skills requires a comprehensive, well-informed and coordinated strategy involving multiple actors

Skills are key for Europe’s growth, inclusiveness and future prosperity. It is people’s skills that underpin an economy’s capacity to innovate and adopt innovation successfully. Skills can thus act as a catalyst for growth and economic job creation. Skills are also central to employability and facilitate finding jobs that allow people to realize their potential, … 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

Skills – How different education systems fare in equipping individuals with foundational skills

This study set out to examine how different education systems fare in equipping individuals with foundational skills. It is well acknowledged and accepted that skills beget skills, and that foundation skills will help individuals regain new skills quickly in a fast changing technology-rich environment. The lack of ability to re-learn new skills prevents individuals from … Continue reading

Skills Outlook to 2030 in Europe – An increasingly polarised occupational structure

Cedefop’s skill supply and demand projections provide comprehensive information about the current structure of Europe’s labour market and potential future trends. This report presents the results and findings from the most recent update to the projections along with Eurofound’s analysis on the task content of employment, using the jobs monitor approach. Predicted employment trends will … Continue reading

Credential Chaos in US – 308,942 credentials are adding to the confusion created by the different types of credentials

In the 1950s and 1960s, skilled workers, whether factory workers, white-collar employees, or managers and salaried professionals, tended to work for the same rm for many years—often their entire careers.1 In the words of economist Paul Osterman, “The typical American worker averaged the same number of years at their employer as did the average Japanese … Continue reading

Future of Jobs in Canada – How will Canadian youth be prepared to the shift from a jobs economy to a skills economy

Canada is facing a quiet crisis. In the coming decade, half of all jobs will be disrupted by technology and automation. Some will change dramatically. Others will disappear completely, replaced by jobs that are yet to be invented. We are living through an era of radical change, with the latest advancements in artificial intelligence and … Continue reading

Future of Work and Worker Personality – Jobs that currently require more openness to experience or more emotional stability will be less susceptible to automatization

We present evidence suggesting that the so-called “fourth industrial revolution”, characterized by machine learning, big data, mobile robotics and cloud computing, may be skill-biased not only with respect to skills acquired through education, as available theoretical models and empirical evidence abundantly suggest, but also with respect to facets of noncognitive skills. Measuring the future direction … Continue reading

Basic Skills in Australia – 99 per cent of employers are affected in some way by low levels of literacy and numeracy in their workforce

A new report released today by the Australian Industry Group has identified critical skill issues facing Australian businesses with 75 per cent of employers reporting skill shortages and 99 per cent are impacted by low levels of literacy and numeracy. These significant findings from the Australian Industry Group’s 2018 Workforce Development Needs Survey Report come … Continue reading

Skills – What is the right role of employers according to Walmart’s chief sustainability officer ?

McKinsey: What is the right role of employers in making sure that the incumbent workforce can both meet current expectations and thrive in the future? Kathleen McLaughlin: I think that 10 or 15 years ago people might not even have understood what it meant to develop the skills of incumbent workers, or why that would … Continue reading

Skills in the Construction Industry – Upskilling defines the future

By Lucy Wyndham –  Upskilling Defines the Future of Construction Industry Despite working hard to become certified in your specific industry, the half-life of learned skills is now about five years, which means the skills you learned while attaining a degree or industry qualification could well already be out-of-date. As we round the corner full speed into the … Continue reading

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