India Infoline News Service - August 4, 2011. "The American India Foundation (AIF), in collaboration with the National Skill Development Corporation (NDSC), held its third national knowledge seminar on skill development entitled “Skilling India’s Youth: Successes, Lessons, and the Way Forward” at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on August 3, 2011. "
Asian Development Bank, Manila, 3 October 2013 - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will lend Bangladesh $500 million to help finance a major overhaul of secondary education to meet the country’s need for skilled, technology-savvy workers.
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Recent changes of the Australian Quality Framework to a new focus on an ‘evidence-based and outcomes-focused approach’ to quality assurance.
The Korea Times, Dubai, 26 March 2014 - An education expert called on Korea to make vocational training more attractive by integrating it into the curriculum so that students are not forced to choose between academic and skills routes.
The Times of India, Pune, 25 September 2013 - Chairman of National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) S Ramadorai has said that the agency is working on easing the Apprenticeship Act, which is seen to be a major impediment for the manufacturing companies in offering job related training to the youth.
ILO - May 1, 2012. "Tens of thousands of people around the world are taking to the streets today to mark May 1st. What else is new? Well, plenty.
The continuing economic crisis is hitting workers hardest. The macroeconomic policies of the past decades have downgraded the meaning of decent work.
The current growth model considers work as a production cost that must be as low as possible in order to raise competitiveness and profits. Workers are seen as being consumers of all sorts of loans rather than as having a legitimate share through wages in the wealth they contribute to create.
Lost in translation is the fact that quality work is a source of personal dignity, family stability, peace in the community and, certainly, a source of credibility for democratic governance. However, in too many places we have lost the basic notion that labour is not a commodity."
Business Standard, New Delhi, 15 November 2014 - Vocational education institutes can benefit immensely from massive open online courses (MOOCs) and expand the availability of skilled labour, said a vision paper of the FICCI on Friday.
Daily Times, Islamabad, 23 May 2016 - A number of public and private sector organisations displayed their contribution towards promoting technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and its ongoing reforms in Pakistan at an event.
The Economic Times, Mumbai, 17 June 2014 - Youth unemployment and underemployment have reached critical levels and are expected to continue to rise in most G20 economies. Yet many employers cannot find enough people with the skills they need to grow their business and enable the economy to recover, according to a recent report by Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) titled 'Addressing the Employability Crisis'.
World Economic Forum, Dalian, China, 13 September 2013 - How can multinational organizations balance global ambitions and local responsibility?
The Nation, Bangkok, 13 July 2015 - ALMOST 60 per cent of Thai employers need vocational graduates and just 29 per cent require workers with a university degree, yet university education continues to be more popular, according to research.
The Times of India - June 18, 2012. Over 7,400 candidates have been placed by Karnataka Employment Centre over its two years of existence.
In two years of its operations, KEC has served over 15,281 candidates, 8,960 candidates have undergone skill assessment, 13,467 candidates were sent for interview and over 7,400 candidates have got jobs in various industries.
ILO - August 27, 2012. "Government, employer and worker representatives from ten countries in the Asia-Pacific region will gather in Surabaya, Indonesia this week to examine new ways of generating green employment opportunities."
Business Line - April 17, 2012. "The Planning Commission is working on composite set of policies to include skills development in the 12th Plan.
Speaking after laying foundation stone for ‘Multi Skill Development Centre' (MSDC) in Bangalore, Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission said, “We have realised skills development is an important condition to achieve 9 per cent growth.”"