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  • 21-October-2013

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    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomes Brazil’s commitment to improving education and playing greater role in PISA Programme

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría today welcomed Brazil’s further engagement with the Organisation’s world-leading global education assessment programme (PISA) during a signing ceremony in Brasilia with Brazil’s Minister for Education Aloízio Mercadante.

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  • 8-October-2013

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    Boosting skills essential for tackling joblessness and improving well-being, says OECD

    The low-skilled are more likely than others to be unemployed, have bad health and earn much less, according to the first OECD Survey of Adult Skills. Countries with greater inequality in skills proficiency also have higher income inequality.

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  • 23-September-2013

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    England should expand provision of postsecondary vocational programmes, says OECD

    England should expand the provision of postsecondary vocational training in order to meet the changing needs of students and employers, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 11-July-2013

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    OECD: Postsecondary education key to maintaining global standing of U.S. workforce

    09/07/2013 - The United States should improve postsecondary career and technical training provisions to help students transition smoothly into education programs and the labor market, according to a new OECD report published today.

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  • 11-July-2013

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    More competition essential for future of mobile innovation, says OECD

    OECD countries must ensure mobile markets remain open and competitive in order to sustain innovation and meet rising demand for data services, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 10-July-2013

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    OECD: Postsecondary education key to maintaining global standing of U.S. workforce

    The United States should improve postsecondary career and technical training provisions to help students transition smoothly into education programs and the labor market, according to a new OECD report published today.

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  • 5-July-2013

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    Advanced vocational training in Germany provides sought-after skills but needs compulsory standards in teaching and examination

    The transition from school to work in Germany is remarkably smooth. An excellent vocational education and training (VET) system ensures that young people are well-prepared when they enter the labour market and can find jobs that match their qualifications.

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  • 3-July-2013

    English

    OECD report on vocational training in Austria calls for continued diversity and increased co-ordination

    There are few OECD countries where vocational education and training (VET) is held in such high regard or takes so many forms as in Austria. Some 60 percent of young Austrians aged between 25 and 34 have completed a VET course below tertiary level (vocational school or technical college).

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  • 25-June-2013

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    Value of education rises in crisis but investment in this area is falling, says OECD

    The jobs gap between well-educated young people and those who left school early has continued to widen during the crisis. A good education is the best insurance against a lack of work experience, according to the latest edition of the OECD’s annual Education at a Glance.

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  • 30-May-2013

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    Newsroom - OECD countries commit to action plan to tackle youth joblessness

    30/05/2013 - OECD governments have committed to stepping up their efforts to tackle high youth unemployment and strengthen their education systems to better prepare young people for the world of work.

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