Skills have become increasingly important in the globalized world. Vocational and technical skills are essential, but employers are seeking applicants with more. They want employees who can continue to learn and adapt; read, write and compute competently; listen and communicate effectively; think creatively; solve problems independently; manage themselves at work; interact with co-workers; work . . . → Read More: Enhancing youth employability: What? Why? and How? Guide to core work skills – International Labour Organization
The Federal Government’s Review of Indigenous Training and Employment Programmes is seeking breakthrough ideas from across Australia about how to improve Indigenous employment.
Employers, Indigenous leaders, jobseekers, peak bodies, employment and training providers and other interested parties are invited to provide input into the Review. The Review team, led by Mr Andrew Forrest, will commence . . . → Read More: Consultations on the Indigenous jobs and training review commence – Australian Government
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The UK labour market over the past five years has performed very differently from previous downturns. Policy makers are still struggling to work out how much of this difference is a one-off generated by the exceptional nature of a recession resulting from a financial crisis and how much is caused by long . . . → Read More: Young people, gender and work (UK) – Trades Union Congress
Extract from an article by Cassandra Hill
A national report card on the state of Australia’s education suggests this is due to increased poverty and disadvantage in communities.
Jobseeker Kolet Reynolds has been out of work for nearly two years and says it is not just financial consequences that arise from unemployment.
“It brings down . . . → Read More: Education fails Indigenous Aussies – SBS NITV
For Europe to reduce poverty and achieve its employment target of 75%, all countries must help people update, upgrade or complement their skills. Within the yearly cycle of policy coordination known as the European semester, which coordinates progress towards the goals of Europe 2020 strategy, several countries have received recommendations to devise measures that address . . . → Read More: Work-based learning in aid of low-qualified adults (EU) – Cedefop
Extract from an article by Daniel Silver and Amina Lone
There has been much discussion recently about the issue of in-work poverty in the UK. Daniel Silver and Amina Lone argue that, to have any chance of transforming the lives of people on low-pay, we need to reveal the complex dimensions of poverty and make . . . → Read More: We must not forget how people from different backgrounds are affected in different ways (UK) – LSE
In order to fill a gap in performance measures for the vocational education and training (VET) sector, this publication estimates the course completion rates of publicly funded VET courses in Australia. Completion rates for qualifications commenced in 2008-11 are given for various groups, including by qualification level, by field of education and by state. . . . → Read More: The likelihood of completing a VET qualification 2008-11 – NCVER
This booklet provides a snapshot of NCVER’s current statistical publications. It presents statistics about Australia’s public vocational education and training (VET) system, which includes activity undertaken at technical and further education (TAFE) institutes, other government providers, community education providers and publicly funded delivery by private providers; apprentices and trainees who are undertaking vocational training . . . → Read More: Australian vocational education and training statistics: pocket guide – NCVER