Mon, 07 Jan 2013 05:12:00 CET

English

Nordic Skills Policies

This Skills Strategy Spotlight (No. 1) sets out what previous skills policies in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway and Sweden have delivered. This document is the fruit of a seminar on “OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC): a foundation for reform?” held on 22 October 2012.

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 13:00:00 CET

English

Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Norway 2013

This book focuses on quality issues in early childhood education and care in Norway.

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 11:00:00 CET

English

Leveraging Training and Skills Development in SMEs: An Analysis of Two Canadian Urban Regions - Montreal and Winnipeg

This working paper looks at a study carried out among 80 small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in two Canadian cities, Montréal and Winnipeg, based on a survey and case studies, which show the importance of innovation among Canadian SMEs. These innovations in turn create new demands for skill development, both through formal training and in informal activities.

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 11:00:00 CET

English

Skills Development for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in Developing Asia-Pacific

Focusing on the Asia-Pacific region, this book surveys trends and prospects in technical and vocational education and training. See in particular Chapter 8, by William Thorn and Andreas Schleicher, on Qualiļ¬cations, Skills, and Workforce Effectiveness: The Relevance of the OECD’s Survey of Adult Skills to Asia.

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:00:00 CET

English

Apprenticeships in London: Boosting Skills in a City Economy - With Comment on Lessons from Germany

This working paper describes the London Apprenticeship Campaign, launched in 2010 and developed as part of an ongoing policy focus to tackle long-standing skill shortfalls in the city. Germany has one of the most successful apprenticeship models internationally and can provide good learning lessons for London.