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  • Anthony Mann, Project Lead, presents the work of the OECD VET and adult learning team (January 2018). Watch the video here
  • Simon Field,* opened the International Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training (London, July 2016) with his paper Between Two Worlds: Education and Work. Based on his extensive working experience with the OECD, he set out three major challenges in bridging the gap between education and employment: culture, institutions and economics. Watch his presentation here.
  • Simon Field,* gave a keynote address to the Meeting of European Ministers of Vocational Education and Training under the Latvian presidency, focusing on challenges to Europe from emerging economies, work-based learning and the need for innovation in VET systems, on 22 June 2015. (His presentation begins 50 minutes into the video.)
  • Simon Field,* was part of a panel of discussants at the New America Foundation event “The Great Skills Race: Innovations in U.S. Education and Training from a Global Perspective" on 21 May 2015 in Washington D.C.  A video of the event can be viewed via this link
  • Presentation of the OECD publication Skills Beyond School: Synthesis Report at the Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid on 9 April 2015. Presentations by Simon Field* and Monserrat Gomendio Kindelan (former State Secretary for Education, Vocational Training and Universities, Spain). The event can be viewed here.
  • The Skills beyond School review of the United States was released on 10 July 2013 at a launch event at the New America Foundation in Washington D.C.

* Simon Field, former Project Leader, OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD. 

Key publications

Country reports on vocational education and adult learning

OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training: Key Messages and Country Summaries 

Skills Beyond School: Synthesis Report (2014)

Learning for Jobs (2010, comparative report)



OECD Secretariat papers 

Papers prepared by other experts

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