Measuring skills obsolescence and mismatch

If you don't update your skills, you may become less able to cope with rising job demands; if you don't practice your existing skills in your current job, you may find it impossible to update them. These related phenomena of skills obsolescence and skills mismatch can become a serious problem for employers and employees alike. Cedefop is to conduct a survey to measure mismatch and obsolescence in several Member States as a first step toward dealing with the problem. The first expert meeting is held on 13 June in Brussels.

The first meeting of the expert group aims to decide on the best way to conduct a survey for measuring skill obsolescence and skill mismatch in several EU Member States.

The Expert Group consists of members of the academic community, and representatives from the EU agencies Cedefop and Eurofound and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Participants will discuss the findings of Cedefop's pilot survey on skills obsolescence, consider theoretical and methodological issues for the purposes of a new survey, and propose survey questions. the key findings of the Cedefop pilot survey on skills obsolescence.

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Date: 
12/06/2012
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Cedefop