Understanding the central importance and the main instruments for identifying current and future skill needs and labour market imbalances is a central issue of countries all around the world. The Why?: Upon completion of the course, participants will have a good understanding of drivers of change which impact skills demand and realise why imbalances occur on the labour market and their consequences. The What?: This course will help to understand critical milestones, questions, objectives and components of labour market information (LMI), institutional roles and responsibilities. The Who?: Providers, users and target groups of anticipating skill needs for the labour market. The How?: Participants will learn about quantitative and qualitative methods, tools for skill needs anticipation and matching supply and demand of skills on the labour market. Systems of early identification of skill needs will be dealt with in a wider context of labour market information and intelligence, and related institutional frameworks.
- Policymakers and technical advisors of Ministries of Employment/Labour, Ministries of Education, as well as other Ministries working in the area of skills development and TVET; - Members of skills councils, national TVET authorities or similar institutions; - Representatives of workers' and employers' organisations involved in sectoral, regional or national skills anticipation; - Experts and technical staff working in the field of TVET planning; - Relevant staff from Public Employment Services and other institutions engaged in matching; - Managerial and technical staff of institutions responsible for the collection and analysis of labour market information. - Staff from international cooperation agencies working in the area of TVET and Skills Development. End beneficiaries of this course would include a wide range of individuals and groups benefitting from timely and accurate labour market information and pertinent training programmes and curricula, including e.g. job seekers form all ages and backgrounds, in particular youth and recent graduates; current and future students; planners in the skills development, TVET and education sectors; curriculum developers; staff of vocational training institutions; public employment services; career guidance services and businesses
The main objective of this course is to help participants understand the central importance of identifying current and future skill needs and labour market imbalances in a broader policy framework, and to acquire basic knowledge.
Upon completion of the course, participants will have:
This course will consist of the following learning units