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Active and ongoing exchanges further cement strong economic relationship

The Japan Times, Japan, 29 November 2019 - Starting today, a delegation of Malaysian officials, including those from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and other government organizations, is visiting Japan for the Business Opportunities in Malaysia seminars scheduled to be held in Kobe, Nagoya and Tokyo. I hope that these seminars will lead to the further development of economic exchange between Japan and Malaysia.

Posted by Administrator at Dec 01, 2019 06:01 PM |
Mandalay to offer vocational training in 11 occupations

Myanmar Times, Myanmar, 27 November 2019 - The Mandalay Region government will conduct vocational training for people aged 18 to 40 to improve their job skills or help them start their own businesses.

Posted by Administrator at Dec 01, 2019 05:56 PM |
Govt planning vocational training boost

Bangkok Post, Thailand, 26 November 2019 - The Education Ministry is planning a massive overhaul of vocational and technical courses to improve the quality of graduates and encourage more students to train for specific careers.

Posted by Administrator at Dec 01, 2019 05:52 PM |
Persons with disabilities need new roadmap to join future world of work

International Labour Organization, Switzerland, 21 November 2019 - Those with disabilities will face additional challenges in reaping the benefits of changes affecting the world of work, according to a new report. The publication also outlines a roadmap to help create a more equitable future of work.

Posted by Administrator at Nov 24, 2019 07:15 PM |
Japan looking to hire ‘hard working’ Pakistani labour

Samaa, Japan, 20 November 2019 - Japan is looking to hire Pakistani labour as it opens it job marked to the world. The country has already included Pakistan in its list of top 10 friendly countries.

Posted by Administrator at Nov 24, 2019 06:58 PM |
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Resources
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 |
Intermediary organizations in apprenticeship systems

Intermediary organizations in apprenticeships are those which act on behalf of, link, or mediate between the main parties – apprentices and employers. An intermediary organization in apprenticeship systems is thus one that undertakes one or more of the following activities: employs apprentices as a third-party employer; trains apprentices as part of a specific arrangement with groups of employers; or undertakes other apprentice support activities on behalf of an employer or a specified group of employers. This discussion paper highlights different ways of classifying interme­diary organizations, provides examples of different types of intermediary organisations and examines the different roles they can play to support the effective operation of apprenticeship systems. In particular, the report includes brief case studies of intermediary organisations in Australia, India, England.

Posted by Administrator at Oct 28, 2019 12:00 AM |
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Focus on Mutual Recognition of Skills in ASEAN

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