Integrating core work skills into TVET systems: Six country case studies

This report assesses the extent to which six diverse countries have embedded core skills for employability in their TVET and skills systems: Australia; Chile; India; Jamaica; Malawi; and the Philippines. These six case studies have demonstrated that in both developed and developing countries, much remains to be done to ensure that TVET and skills systems adequately and systematically take steps to develop the core skills that so profoundly enhance the employability of learners, jobseekers and workers.

In 2013 the ILO prepared the Guide to core work skills to help key stakeholders better understand what core work skills are, their importance, and ways in which these skills can be delivered, attained and recognized. While a considerable literature exists on how to address core skills through the educational curriculum, there is less material available to guide policy-makers on how to integrate core skills into education and training systems. This paper seeks to fill this gap.