Establishment skills surveys

Establishment skills surveys (NEW)

Establishment skills surveys

11 Septiembre–1 Octubre 2023
El curso está disponible en English, Français
Presentación del curso

The ITCILO and ILO's Employment Department, Skills and Employability Branch join forces to organize a set of micro-courses on the skills anticipation and matching methods. The first edition of this learning pathway will focus on "Tracer Studies" and "Establishment Skills Surveys".

Establishment Skills Surveys (ESS) is a process of collecting information on employer/establishment skills needs and workforce development strategies.

An ESS is a mechanism that helps to define the type, level and composition of skills that individuals need to perform the work demanded by enterprises. It can also help investigate future skill needs and analyse the relationship between enterprise characteristics and the creation of skills, anticipating and delivering the skills that will be needed in the future, gathering intelligence on current and future skill needs for better matching of trainings and jobs, which is of paramount importance for every country in the world, in current context of dynamic and complex labour markets.

ESSs are not just a mechanism to generate high-quality data, but also an instrument of institutional transformation, helping workers and enterprises adjust to change and to empower policy makers to design much better training and labour market policies.

¿Quiénes participan en este curso?

This course is intended for a wide range of stakeholders who are interested in learning about ESS, or are currently involved in designing, implementing or monitoring ESS, including:

  • Technical leads who identify need for survey and take decisions on conducting surveys
  • Policy makers, research commissioners, social partners and experts who design labour market policies and participate in decision making process of approving skill training projects/programs
  • Representative from enterprises to develop modern human resource management strategies
  • Those who oversee implementation of surveys (in ministries, human resource development agencies and other relevant bodies)
  • Representatives from institutions running an ESS to consider what is necessary in each phase of its development.
  • Consulting firms, national agencies, universities or similar institutions (to monitor the ESS implementation) 
  • Experts and technical staff working in the field of TVET planning and skills development
  • Experts and technical staff who directly get involved in survey design and implementation, such as survey managers, data collectors and analysts.
The course at a glance

The Why? Upon completion of the course, participants will have a good grip on designing and conducting an establishment skills survey, generate & analyse data, and make results available to concerned users.

The What? This course will help to comprehend and practice critical design steps, methodological procedures, develop questionnaires, techniques and approaches to conduct establishment skills survey; it will support participants to opt appropriate data collection and analysis strategies and methods, design reports for different users and execute dissemination activities.

The Who? Technical leads, policy makers, establishment representatives, experts and technical staff who directly get involved in survey design and implementation.

The How? Through a learner-centred and practice-oriented approach, participants journey a three-weeks learning process where each track is intended to feed required skill-set through innovative yet user-friendly e-activities.

Objectives

The main objective of this course is to help participants preparing to run an establishment/employer skills survey in their respective professional environment with a practical, output-oriented, quality assured approach.

Upon completion of the course, participants will have:

  • objective mapping, plan and design an Establishment Skills Survey;
  • develop survey questionnaire and roll out the data collection phase;
  • analyse data, interpret and present results.

Participants will leave this course connected to a global network of experts and practitioners involved in establishment skills surveys throughout the world, which will offer them the opportunity to exchange regularly on this topic even after its conclusion.

Modules

This micro-course will consist of the following three learning units: 

UNIT 1 PREPARING FOR AN ESTABLISHMENT SKILLS SURVEY

  • Key concepts, terminologies/definitions
  • Context and need analysis
  • ESS process, the holistic view
  • Formulation of survey objectives

UNIT 2 DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ESTABLISHMENT SKILLS SURVEY

  • Questionnaire modules for an ESS
  • Questionnaire development
  • Sampling in an ESS
  • Data collection methods

UNIT 3 Using the data in an ESS: ANALYSIS AND POLICY DETERMINATION

  • Data analysis – steps, recommended techniques and approaches
  • Evaluating, reporting and disseminating results 

INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT: Develop your Establishment Skills Survey project

Format and methodology

This innovative micro-course has been designed according to a learner-centred and practice-oriented approach in order to better involve participants and keep them motivated. It is highly interactive and engaging, using different methods throughout the three weeks of the course to genuinely provide practice opportunities, make the content interesting, relevant and entertaining.

Each unit is made up of interactive and practice-oriented activities, which take the participant through a systematic learning journey from practice of simpler to complex concepts, and a proficient know-how on how-to design, and conduct establishment skills survey in a specific context. The course features interactive practice activities through easy-to-reference infographics, how-to exercises, methodological templates, group work, webinars with experts, self-reflection questions and interactive quizzes. 

Through coffee-room discussions and peer-to-peer projects, participants also have the opportunity to learn from international experts and engage in knowledge exchange and co-creation with fellow participants.

The resource gallery provides compendium of different complementary learning resources, case studies and success stories from across the globe.

A certificate of participation will be issued for participants who complete the required criteria set through participation frequency, activity completion and the individual assignment.

Language

Participants will be required to have a good knowledge of English, as training materials will be available on the e-platform in this language.

Application

If you wish to participate in this course, please fill in the online application, by 21 NOVEMBER,  available here: https://oarf2.itcilo.org/DST/A9714881/en

Tution fees

 €400

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