Formulating skills development policies linked to labour market demand

Élaboration de politiques de développement des compétences en lien avec le marché du travail (NOUVEAU)

Formulating skills development policies linked to labour market demand


20 Mayo–28 Junio 2024
El curso está disponible en English, Français
Key features
High level expertise

Learn from international experts in professional learning

Life on campus

Stay and study on the banks of the river Po (residential phase)


You learn from others, you share with others

Presentación del curso

The course presents a systemic approach to the process of elaborating public policies for skills development in relation to efforts to create decent jobs. This course aims to facilitate the emergence of policies based on social dialogue which anticipate and respond to labour market needs, taking into account the specificities of each context.

¿Quiénes participan en este curso?

Professionals active in the definition and implementation of public policies for skills development systems: - Employees of ministries of TVET, employment, finance or other "training" ministries - Representatives of employers' and workers' organizations - Members of civil society organizations - Representatives of independent institutions (observatories, agencies, funds, etc.) - Managers of TVET systems, trainers and guidance counsellors - Staff of international cooperation institutions and agencies

Which topics are covered in this course?

This module helps to understand the challenges of inclusive formulation and implementation in partnership, of effective, efficient and sustainable skills development policies. The course covers:

  • Design of skills development policies linked to employment: national, sectoral and territorial levels and links to development planning
  • Cross-cutting dimensions of the future of work: gender, digital transformation and greening, labour migration, challenges of the informal economy
  • Social dialogue and significant involvement of social partners
  • Policy steering: coordination, monitoring legal and regulatory framework
What will I learn?

Participants will have strengthened their knowledge to participate significantly in policy-making, with a better understanding of:

  • Skills development policy-making processes
  • Key functions of a skills development system and the links and flows between them
  • Essential themes to integrate to address the challenges of the future of work
  • Existing links with employment policies and development planning
What will I be able to do?

Participants will be connected to a global network of policy makers and able to design new policies at national, sectoral and local level. They will be able to:

  • Identify bottlenecks and ways to improve policies in their own context, with clear ideas of policy options to pursue
  • Define a path for the formulation and/or revision of their policies at national, sectoral or local level
  • Identify the most appropriate structures and steering levels for the implementation of their policies
Why should I join?
  • The course has a systemic approach, highlighting best practices and offering methodologies for the definition of strategies for their entire training system
  • Participants are encouraged to share their individual experiences during the training days, hence creating an international community of practice
  • Given the unique position of the ILO, participants will be placed at the heart of the current debate and policy options to pursue
How to apply

Complete the registration form by clicking on before 5 May 2024.

Kindly indicate how your participation will be financed and attach to the form or send us by email a letter of financial support from your sponsor.

This course is one of the three modules of the Certificate of Advanced Studies on Governance of Skills Development Systems jointly organized by the ITCILO and the Swiss Federal University of Vocational Education and Training (SFUVET). It can therefore be taken as a single course of ITCILO or integrated in a 3-course package leading to the CAS.
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