Discussion guide on Skills and Employability
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Tip: the discussion should first establish the factual basis and then consider the actual implementation of the respective policies and actions.
- Does the national development plan of your country put particular emphasis on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and skills development?
- Has the government of your country designed a national skills development and employability strategy, or does it envisage the formulation of such a strategy?
- Does the national budget of your country include financial allocations to vocational training and skills development?
- Does the national skills development strategy (if it exists) include target-group specific elements for disadvantaged and/or high-priority population groups (for example: disabled persons; unemployed youths; child labourers; informal economy operators; migrant workers and returning migrants; rural households; people living below the national poverty line)?
- Does the national strategy promote lifelong learning and the regular updating and modernization of skills development programmes?
- Do national strategies adress the barriers that prevent girls and young women from attending vocational training?
- Do the national strategies Include measures such as career counselling and guidance and employment services to facilitate the transition from school to work for young women and men?
- Does the national strategy explicitly seek to attain a better match between the supply of human resources and the demand in the labour market?
- Are the national (and/or sectoral, regional) workers’ and employers' organizations involved in the design and delivery of training programmes?