Mon, 06 May 2013 05:12:00 CEST

English

Skills for the Digital Economy

This Skills Strategy Spotlight (No. 4) sets out how information and communication technologies (ICTs) have shaped economies and labour markets, describes 21st century demand for ICT skills and how to develop those skills.

Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:00:00 CEST

English

A Skills beyond School Commentary on Iceland

This commentary is one of a series of country reports on postsecondary vocational education and training (VET) in OECD countries, prepared as part of an OECD study. The commentaries are largely descriptive but also include an assessment of strengths and challenges in the country system. The commentaries are designed to be of value as free-standing reports.

Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:00:00 CEST

English

A Skills beyond School Commentary on Sweden

This commentary is one of a series of country reports on postsecondary vocational education and training (VET) in OECD countries, prepared as part of an OECD study. The commentaries are largely descriptive but also include an assessment of strengths and challenges in the country system. The commentaries are designed to be of value as free-standing reports.

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 05:12:00 CEST

English

Apprenticeships and Workplace Learning

This Skills Strategy Spotlight (No. 3) sets out how apprenticeships and other forms of workplace learning help people to make a successful transition from school to work, the best practices for putting effective apprenticeships into place and the challenges often encountered.

Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:30:00 CET

English

Labour Market, Welfare Reform and Inequality in the United Kingdom

This working paper states that skill deficiencies are holding back employment and fostering inequality in the United Kingdom, as low education achievements penalise children from lower socio-economic backgrounds. Vocational training needs to be strengthened and cooperation with employers reinforced.