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OECD Policy Reviews of Vocational Education and Training (VET) - Who's who



Viktoria Kis - Acting Project Lead  Tel: +33 1 45 24 89 66


Viktoria Kis is a policy analyst and manages the OECD’s project on Work-based Learning in Vocational Education and Training (VET). She has extensive experience of VET policy, having worked on the OECD reviews of upper secondary and postsecondary VET. She is a co-author of the OECD’s two main publications on VET policy: Learning for Jobs and Skills beyond School: Synthesis Report, which synthesise findings and policy messages drawn from reviews conducted between 2007 and 2014 around the world. She is the lead author of individual country reviews of upper secondary and/or postsecondary VET in eight countries. She has also worked on the OECD Survey of Adult Skills and is a co-author of the report Time for the U.S. to Reskill? (2013)Prior to this, she worked on the OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education. She holds an MSc in economics from Birkbeck College London, an MSc in educational research methodology from the University of Oxford and a Master’s degree in international affairs from Sciences Po Paris. She is a Hungarian and Vietnamese national. 


Jennifer Cannon – Project Assistant  Tel: +33 1 45 24 92 18

Jennifer Cannon joined the OECD in 2003. She has been an assistant in the OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), the OECD’s Directorate for Education and Skills and is currently working in the OECD Centre for Skills.  Jennifer is of British nationality and holds a BA (Hons) Health, Welfare and Social Policy. 


Shinyoung Jeon - Project Manager of Teachers and Leaders in VET  Tel: +33 1 45 24 92 26


Shinyoung joined the OECD in 2013 and is currently leading two projects: Teachers and Leaders in Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Building Skills for All in England: Enhancing the Basic Skills of Adults in Work. She has extensive experience in education and skills, focusing on vulnerable groups such as migrants, children and youths, women and low-skilled workers. She is the author of Unlocking the Potential of Migrants through VET: Cross-country Analysis and co-author of the review of Vocational Education and Training in Sweden, both published in 2019. She is also the lead author of the OECD Skills Strategy Diagnostic Report: Korea (OECD, 2015) and co-authored Perspectives on Global Development 2017: International Migration in a Shifting World (OECD, 2016) and How Immigrants Contribute to Developing Countries' Economies (OECD, 2018). Prior to joining the OECD, Ms Jeon worked at the International Labour Organization both in Geneva and Jakarta and co-authored Skills for Green Jobs. She holds both a Masters and PhD in Development Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, and is a graduate of the Department of Education at Seoul National University, Korea.


Charity Kome - Project Assistant  Tel: +33 1 85 55 47 80

Charity Kome is currently working as an assistant for the vocational education and training (VET) and adult learning team. She previously worked as a project assistant with the International Transport Forum - Research and Policy Analysis Division. Prior to that, she worked as an administrative assistant for the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities - Tourism Unit, the Regional Development and Tourism Division and in the director’s office. Charity is French, holder of a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (option Finance) and a Diploma in International Business. 


Malgorzata Kuczera - Project Manager of country studies of apprenticeship  Tel: + 33 1 45 24 86 62

Malgorzata Kuczera manages the new OECD country studies of apprenticeship. She is currently working on issues related to apprenticeship policies, such as how to make apprenticeship schemes more attractive to companies and individuals. Prior to this work, she coordinated Basic Skills reviews drawing on evidence from the OECD Survey of Adult Skills. In addition, she reviewed and analysed vocational education and training (VET) both at upper secondary and postsecondary level in many countries around the world. She also worked on issues of equity in education. She is the lead author of the report on basic skills in England: Building Skills for All: A Review of England, Policy Insights from the Survey of Adult Skills, and of many country reviews on vocational education and training. She is a co-author of two comparative reports: Learning for Jobs and Skills Beyond School: Synthesis Report presenting findings and conclusions from the OECD work on VET. Her previous work on equity in education led to the OECD report No More Failures: Ten Steps to Equity in Education of which she is a co-author. She has an MSc in economics from the University of London, a Master’s degree in international administration from Paris I Sorbonne, and a Master’s degree in political science from Jagiellonian University in Poland. Malgorzata is Polish.  


Pauline Musset - Project Manager of skills beyond school reviews Tel: + 33 1 45 24 75 54

Pauline Musset is the co-ordinator of Skills beyond School, the OECD reviews of vocational education and training (VET). As part of this exercise she is the lead author of reviews in several countries including Austria, England and Israel. She is also working on the new adult learning and skills project, which draws on the results of The Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) and looks at the challenges countries face in improving foundation skills of their adult population. She will be the lead author of the review of Finland. Before joining the Skills beyond School team, she worked on the OECD review Overcoming School Failure: Policies that Work and is one of the co-authors of the 2012 publication Equity and Quality in Education: Supporting Disadvantaged Schools and Students. She holds a dual Master’s degree in International Economics and Political Sciences from Sciences Po, Paris.


Rodrigo Torres - Policy Analyst Tel: + 33 1 85 55 60 70

Rodrigo joined the OECD in November 2019 as a policy analyst and is currently working on the Teachers and Leaders in Vocational Education and Training (VET) project.

Before joining the OECD, Rodrigo worked as a research director on policy evaluation at the National Centre for Social Research in the UK, where he led the design and implementation of policy impact evaluations in school education for the Department for Education (DfE) and the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), among other organisations.  

Rodrigo has broad experience in the use of quantitative methods for research in education. He has worked on research projects for the University of Cambridge, University College London (UCL) and UNESCO, among others. He worked as a Research Associate at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at UCL and was a Thomas J. Alexander Fellow at the Directorate for Education and Skills at the OECD in 2018. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked at the Ministry of Education in Chile as an advisor at the Ministerial Cabinet and as a research co-ordinator for the Chilean National Council for Education.

Rodrigo holds a PhD in Economics of Education from University College London and a BSc in Industrial Engineering from the Catholic University of Chile. He is an Honorary Research Associate at the UCL Department of Social Science. He is a Chilean national. 


Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning Team
OECD Centre for Skills
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