Discussion guide on Skills and Employability

Discussion forum | 06 June 2017
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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.
  1. Does the national development plan of your country put particular emphasis on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and skills development?

  2. Has the government of your country designed a national skills development and employability strategy, or does it envisage the formulation of such a strategy?

  3. Does the national budget of your country include financial allocations to vocational training and skills development?

  4. 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)?

  5. Does the national strategy promote lifelong learning and the regular updating and modernization of skills development programmes?

  6. Do national strategies adress the barriers that prevent girls and young women from attending vocational training?

  7. 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?

  8. Does the national strategy explicitly seek to attain a better match between the supply of human resources and the demand in the labour market?

  9. Are the national (and/or sectoral, regional) workers’ and employers' organizations involved in the design and delivery of training programmes?