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Higher level vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. What type of training is needed to meet the needs of changing economies? How should the programmes be funded? The country reports in this series look at these and other questions. They form part of Skills beyond School, the OECD policy review of postsecondary vocational education and training.
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One-third of the population of OECD countries hold an upper secondary vocational education and training (VET) qualification as their highest educational attainment, and it is estimated that nearly half will graduate from a VET programme in their lifetime.
This event will be livestreamed at 1 pm EST on November 12. A new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report will provide a strong and clear call to United States policymakers to protect America's global standing through investments in education because basic skill levels are linked with employability in the global economy.
This report draws on the new international OECD Survey of Adult Skills to highlight the challenges faced by the United States. It shows that the United States should take action to improve adult skills, if it wants to avoid falling behind other countries. The report also advances a set of key recommendations to improve basic skills across the board.
An OECD study published today says the United States should take concerted action to address the adult skills challenge, warning it could progressively fall behind other countries. The study argues that low-skilled populations face a bleak future, creating challenges both to equity and social cohesion.
This blog post introduces a new report on the state of adult skills in the United States, "Time for the U.S. to Reskill: What the Survey of Adult Skills Says".
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This third volume of the AHELO Feasibility Study Report presents the conclusions from the expert group on the measurement of Value-Added and the Feasibility Study Conference proceedings.
We have opened a new gold-mine of knowledge that will be crucial for policy-makers to succeed in their efforts to improve education systems and tackle unemployment effectively. Let me share with you some of our main conclusions and recommendations.
Les individus peu qualifiés sont les plus susceptibles de se trouver sans emploi, d’être en mauvaise santé et moins bien rémunérés, d’après la première Enquête de l’OCDE sur les compétences des adultes. Les pays aux fortes inégalités de compétences présentent aussi les plus grandes inégalités de revenus.
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In England the needs of many different groups of learners are met through diverse offers in further education (FE) colleges, universities and other institutions including private providers. Part-time and distance learning options are available to meet the needs of working adults.