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16 April 2018 - 20 April 2018

Skills needs anticipation and matching

16 April 2018 - 20 April 2018

Skills needs anticipation and matching

Skills needs anticipation and matching

Course Information

16 April 2018 - 20 April 2018

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9011261

English

Deadline: 24 March 2018

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Description

Description

This course discusses the underlying principles, general methodologies and different approaches that can assist national policy-makers, experts and stakeholders in analysing and identifying present and future skills needs.

Target audience

Target audience

Policymakers and technical advisors of Ministries of Labour, Ministries of Education, Members of skills councils, national TVET authorities or similar institutions; representatives of workers' and employers' organizations involved in sectoral, regional or national skills anticipation; experts and technical staff working in the field of TVET planning.

Information and costs

Information and costs

Objectives

Objectives

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:

  • Acquired a good understanding of the drivers of change which impact on the demand for skills and the reasons for labour market imbalances and their consequences
  • Discussed critical milestones, questions, objectives, beneficiaries and target groups of anticipating skill needs for the labour market 
  • Understood the underlying principles of and the different approaches to skills needs anticipation.
  • Analysed different methods and tools related to quantitative and qualitative methods, which can be used for skill needs anticipation and matching supply and demand in the labour market.
  • Discussed the different institutional approaches and implications of setting up anticipation systems
  • Acquired a better understanding of how to analyse and translate data from anticipation exercises into adequate policy making and planning.

Contents

Contents

Anticipation (of changing skills needs) is a term used to encompass a range of both quantitative and qualitative methods of peering into the future, in the intent to understand possible future developments. This may be short-term (less than a year), medium term (1-5 years) or longer-term (more than 5 years).

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. This course will address some of the most important issues in understanding and implementing skills needs anticipation and matching.

In particular, this course will look into:

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?: Among the main actors involved we will discuss Providers of LMI, 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.

Learning objectives of this course
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.

 

This course will consist of the following learning units

 

UNIT 1:

Rationale for skills needs anticipation and matching

 

  • Concepts and definitions
  • Drivers of change
  • Myths and realities about skills needs anticipation
  • Basic principles of skills needs anticipation and matching

UNIT 2:

Approaches and methodologies for anticipating skills needs

 

  • Key questions that can be answered with skills anticipation
  • Quantitative and qualitative approaches to anticipation and forecasting
  • National, sub-national and sector-wide approaches
  • Combination of approaches and tools
    • Case studies

UNIT 3:

Generation and analysis of labour market data

 

  • Types of data
  • Data sources
  • Analysis of labour market  supply, demand, imbalances and mismatch
  • Institutions involved in LMI collection, including Public Employment Services

UNIT 4:

Institutional mechanisms and roles of different actors for anticipation & matching

 

  • Different anticipation systems and their usefulness in different settings and contexts
  • LMI and anticipation systems
  • Social Dialogue
  • Policy coordination
  • Governance: national and regional / territorial approaches

UNIT 5:

Sectoral approaches

 

  • STED-methodology (Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification)
  • Sector Skills Councils

UNIT 6:

Translation into Policy and practice

 

  • Translation of findings into policy and planning
  • Translation into standards and training programmes

 

The course will attach special attention to contextual specificities of countries at different stages of development. 

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

In line with the “Turin Learning Approach” used by the International Training Centre of the ILO, the course will be highly participatory and allow for discussions, explorations and knowledge exchange with experts and fellow participants. The methodology will be based on a combination of different learning methodologies, alternating presentations by recognized subject-matter specialists with interactive and participatory exercises, country examples, case studies and spaces for knowledge sharing and reflection. A local study visit will complement the programme.

 

Participants are encouraged to bring with them any document they deem interesting to share, in particular guides and reports on methodologies or anticipation exercises carried out in their countries and any other documentation relevant to this course

How to apply

How to apply

Registration:

To register, kindly fill send us

  • A filled-in online registration form: http://intranetp.itcilo.org/SHF/A9011261/en
  • An official sponsorship letter by their employer/institution (or a donor organization), stating that it will cover the cost of the course (Euro 2,215) and the international travel to and from the course venue (ITC-ILO Turin, Italy). 

 

The sponsorship letter should be attached to the online registration-form. Please note that only applications with the above two documents (online registration form and sponsorship letter) will be considered.

 

Registration deadline:

March 13th 2018

 

Cost:

The course fee of Euro 2,215 includes:

 

  • Euro 1,600 of tuition costs covering: course preparation, implementation and evaluation; training materials; the use of training facilities and support services, including online resources. For residential courses, they also cover emergency medical insurance.

 

  • Euro 615 of subsistence costs covering: full board and lodging on the Centre’s campus. Institutions that do not have sufficient funds to cover tuitions fees or international ticket may request joint funding from donor agencies in their own countries. The ITCILO does not provide any assistance to send such requests to donors.

 

ITCILO will offer a limited number of fellowships of Euro 1000.- which may cover part or all of subsistence and tuition fees. If eligible, early applicants will be given priority.

Participants applying for a partial fellowship should clearly indicate this in their sponsorship letter and state that their institution will cover the remaining part of the cost of the course (EURO 1,215).

Please inquire early!

 

Payments and cancellation:

Payments need to be received latest 14 days before the beginning of the course. Payment modalities will be communicated in the letter of acceptance. In the event of a cancellation, a participant may be substituted with another candidate. Cancellations remain free of charge if communicated latest 14 days prior to the start of the course. For cancellations after this date, a penalty will be applied. For further information regarding payment, cancellation and refunds, please consult: http://www.itcilo.org/en/training-offer/how-to-apply

Tuition cost: 1600

Subsistence cost: 615

Total cost: 2215

 

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