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PM Modi Urges Youth To Take Part In Skill Development Courses

Inc42, India, 30 December 2019 - Highlighting the success of the government’s skill development mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off his last Mann Ki Baat radio programme this year. Urging the youth to take part in development programmes, Modi cited examples of numerous individuals who, leveraging the government’s skill development schemes, made it big from themselves as well as for the society.

Posted by Administrator at Jan 04, 2020 03:18 PM |
Preparing for Thailand 4.0: Revamping vocational training for the future of work

ASEAN Today, Thailand, 27 December 2019 - Despite the rhetoric from the Thai government around Thailand 4.0—the national strategy focused on accelerating innovation and digital transformation—Thailand still faces constraints in realizing her future-ready vision.

Posted by Administrator at Jan 04, 2020 02:59 PM |
JAPAN INKS AGREEMENT WITH PAKISTAN TO HIRE SKILLED WORKERS

Newsweek, Pakistan, 23 December 2019 - UNDER MEMORANDUM OF COOPERATION, 14 SECTORS WILL BE OPENED UP FOR PAKISTAN’S WORKFORCE.

Posted by Administrator at Jan 04, 2020 02:22 PM |
Skill development: Govt approves Rs436 crore to train professionals in IoT, AI and blockchain

Business Line, India, 18 December 2019 - The Ministry of Electronics and IT will work with Nasscom to train professionals.

Posted by Administrator at Jan 04, 2020 01:57 PM |
Singapore can learn from Germany’s dual education system: President Halimah

Channel News Asia, Singapore, 14 December 2019 - FRANKFURT: President Halimah Yacob said on Friday (Dec 13) that Singapore can learn from Germany’s "dual education system", which combines vocational training in school with apprenticeships in a company for up to three years.

Posted by Administrator at Dec 15, 2019 04:17 PM |
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Resources
Skills for a greener future: a global view

Expanding on the ILO’s exploration of the likely job impacts by 2030 of keeping the rise in global temperature below the 2°C ceiling set by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, this is the first global study to analyse the implications of the transition to low-carbon and resource-efficient economies for skills, gender and occupations (Based on 32 country studies). The main objectives of this global qualitative and quantitative analysis are to identify: • the scale of the need for reskilling and upskilling to realize the employment potential of the transition to environmental sustainability (the “green transition”); • changes in occupations, skills gaps and skills shortages in meeting the skills demand of the green transition; • progress made since 2011 in the countries surveyed then in coordinating skills and environmental policy matters across ministries and between public and private sectors; • the specific needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in adjusting to change, and effective skills policy measures to increase productivity and support a just transition.

Posted by Administrator at Dec 12, 2019 12:00 AM |
Making the future of work inclusive of people with disabilities

In the context of a rapidly changing world, the Future of Work is an issue drawing the attention of many individuals and organizations. It is a global concern, posing important challenges that need to be addressed urgently. One such challenge is how to ensure that the future of work is inclusive, leaving no one behind, including the one billion persons with disabilities living on our planet.

Posted by Administrator at Nov 21, 2019 12:00 AM |
Systematic Country Diagnostic of the Philippines : Realizing the Filipino Dream for 2040

This Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) identifies a four-part diagnosis of the constraints to the Philippines achieving its Ambisyon Natin 2040 goals. First, the country can enact policies that maintain its high rates of growth but also make that growth more inclusive and generate good jobs. Second, investments in human capital can ensure that Filipinos can lead healthy lives and have the skills for those jobs. Third, the Philippines can build its resilience to natural disasters and the looming climate crisis, while continuing to build peace in Mindanao. The common thread across all these challenges is the need for follow-through and implementation, which points to governance as the core cross-cutting challenge. The SCD addresses these thematic areas—inclusive growth and jobs, human capital, resilience, and governance—in turn.

Posted by Administrator at Nov 15, 2019 12:00 AM |
Chongqing 2035 : An Innovation Strategy to Climb Up the Value Chain and Create the Conditions for a Skilled Labor Force

The innovation economy has become a driving force in transforming entire industries, which has been happening at an accelerated pace. Cities are making massive investments in innovation and research and development (R&D) to support and attract technology-driven industries that are leading the digital revolution and disrupting established markets. To succeed in this transformation, a strong and skilled labor force is the most crucial factor. Human capital, meaning the skills, knowledge, and experience of the labor force, is critical for future economic development and innovation.Traditionally, Chongqing has been a city of production, focusing on the application of technology rather than its development and innovation. However, while this has served the city well in the past, Chongqing’s low innovative capacity puts it at risk of missing out on future economic opportunities. This problem is exacerbated by a shortage of highly skilled labor and by a mismatch between available jobs and the existing workforce.

Posted by Administrator at Nov 01, 2019 12:00 AM |
Cambodia’s Future Jobs : Linking to the Economy of Tomorrow

Jobs are an important part of Cambodia’s story of development success. There are eight million jobs in Cambodia, and eighty percent of Cambodian adults above the age of fifteen are working in contrast to 62.5 percent of adults in East Asia Pacific region. Cambodia will need to enact substantive reforms to secure more, better, and more inclusive jobs in the long term. Fundamentally, Cambodia needs to upgrade and integrate the two sides of its economy namely the exports sector, which includes foreign- owned (FDI) firms, and the domestic sector made up of household enterprises (HHEs) and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Meanwhile, Cambodian workers need to increase their skills and ability to pursue the job opportunities that will materialize as these sectors increase their competitiveness.

Posted by Administrator at Nov 01, 2019 12:00 AM |
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