The economies of OECD countries need specific occupational skills - in professional, managerial and technical jobs, in expanding fields such as health care, as well as in traditional trades like electricians. Vocational education and training (VET) systems, which supply these skills, are now under intensive scrutiny to determine if they can deliver the skills required, and ensure that they adapt to fast-changing needs. The OECD is tackling these challenges through two major thematic reviews – the completed Learning for Jobs which looked at initial VET, often at upper secondary level, and more recently Skills beyond School, which covers the postsecondary level.
The country studies published as part of these reviews are available here.
In 2015 OECD launched a study on work-based learning in vocational education and training that aims to deliver policy messages about how to use work-based learning to achieve better economic and social outcomes.
In addition, the OECD has launched the adult learning and skills study that is exploring key skills challenges emerging from The Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC – Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies) and that aims to advance policy reccommendations designed to improve basic skills and their utilisation.
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