Skills mismatching is a common concern of policymakers, employers and workers. It is a recurring theme in vocational education and skills development, with many policy initiatives launched to address various forms of the phenomenon. Where evidence-based skills are concerned, policymaking statistics on various forms of skill mismatching are needed. Building on its long experience in delivering training on skills and labour-market analysis, the International Training Centre of the ILO, in full collaboration with the ILO Department of Statistics, offers the second edition of this online course that aims to equip national and international stakeholders with the necessary competencies to measure and analyse skills mismatches and imbalances for evidence-based policymaking. The course is designed to enhance capacities to identify, collect, analyse and disseminate labour-market information related to skills imbalances from both the demand and supply sides.
National statistical offices (NSOs); ministries of labour and related institutions (such as labour observatories); governmental institutions engaged in employment, skills development, skills matching and analysis; international organizations and donor agencies engaged in skills matching; skills councils; national TVET authorities; TVET centres; workers' and employers' organizations; research and academic institutions; international organizations; development agencies; non-governmental organizations.