Skills knowledge and employability

  • © Brilanta Kadillari

    The changes brought about by the transition to market economy in the Central and Eastern European region ( e.g. production system, shift of jobs from agriculture and manufacturing to services, emerging new occupations) have not been accompanied by the development and modernization of education and training provision. Shortcomings of the formal education system are compounded by an under-developed system for adult training or re-training that, in turn, put foremost at a disadvantage those population groups with low or obsolete skills. In parallel, the capacity of existing enterprises – especially micro and small-sized enterprises – to deliver workplace training is very limited. More