Webinar: A Skilled Workforce for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth Training Strategy

Hassan Ndahi, Senior Specialist, Skills and Employability with the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean, will present on this topic, and hold a 30 minute question and answer session following his presentation.

Equipping the workforce with the skills required for the jobs of today and those of tomorrow is a strategic concern in the national growth and development outlooks of all countries. The cornerstones of a policy framework for developing a suitably skilled workforce are: broad availability of good-quality education as a foundation for future training; a close matching of skills supply to the needs of enterprises and labour markets; enabling workers and enterprises to adjust to changes in technology and markets; and anticipating and preparing for the skills needs of the future.

In the webinar you will learn how robust training policies and systems are grounded in a number of common building blocks and a good skills development system will be able to:
  • anticipate skill needs;
  • engage employers and workers in decisions about training provision, including in specific sectors;
  • maintain the quality and relevance of training;
  • make training accessible to all sectors of society;
  • ensure viable and equitable financing mechanisms; and
  • continuously evaluate the economic and social outcomes of training.

The Webinar will include a 30 minute Question and Answer session.

How to attend the webinar:

You are asked to register your interest by 11 November 2016 to ilocarib@ilo.org bearing in mind that limited space is available for this event.

Registration will ensure that you will receive all documentation and feedback after the event. After confirmation you will receive an email containing information about joining the Webinar.
Please feel free to circulate this information regarding this webinar with your colleagues and any other potentially interested parties, particularly those who share a vested interest in skills for employment.