OECD's first Skills Outlook to be released 8 October

What people know and what they do with what they know has a major impact on their life chances. This will be one of the key messages from the first edition of the OECD Skills Outlook, to be released 8 October. This edition, which will present the results from the first round of the Survey of Adult Skills, a product of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), will offer readers access to a rich source of data on adult proficiency in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving in technology-rich environments – the key information-processing skills that are invaluable in 21st century economies – and in various “generic” skills, such as co-operation, communication, and organising one’s time.

These results, and results from future rounds of the survey, will inform much of the analysis contained in subsequent editions of the Outlook. The Outlook will build on the OECD’s extensive body of work in education and training, including findings from its Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), its policy reviews of vocational education and training, and its work on skills, particularly the OECD Skills Strategy – the integrated, cross-government framework developed to help countries understand more about how to invest in skills in ways that will transform lives and drive economies. The OECD Skills Outlook will show us where we are, where we need to be, and how to get there as fully engaged citizens in a global economy.

The full package for the OECD Skills Outlook, including links to the underlying data, data visualisations, webinars and the launch event at 11:00 Paris time on 8 October, will be found at:

http://skills.oecd.org/skillsoutlook.html in English and

http://skills.oecd.org/lesperspectivessurlescompetences.html in French

Public webinar – 20.30 p.m. Paris time/14.30 East Coast US time – with Andreas Schleicher, co-ordinator of the study and OECD Deputy Director for Education and Skills. To register, go to https://oecdwash.webex.com/oecdwash/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=662940785

The launch will also be publicised on Twitter via the #OECDSkills hashtag. We hope you’ll join the discussion.

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Aussi disponibleLa première édition des Perspectives sur les compétences paraîtra le 8 octobre