The SKILLSNET e-bulletin June 2016 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.
At a seminar jointly organised by Cedefop and the Netherlands EU Presidency on 23 June in Brussels, experts and stakeholders from around Europe discussed policies for matching better skills in better jobs.
New occupational analytical highlights offer valuable insights on the trends for skills as well as analyses of the drivers of change for a total of 30 occupations.
Cedefop’s European skills and jobs survey (ESJ survey) shows that by facilitating transparency of qualifications and skills as well as providing better skills intelligence, EU education, training and skill policies can significantly boost mobility of groups in need. However, many EU Member States are still treating education and training tools in silos.
The European Commission adopted on 10 June a new and comprehensive skills agenda for Europe. The aim is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life and to make the most of Europe’s human capital, which will ultimately boost employability, competitiveness and growth in Europe.
Skills matching ranks low as a motive in individuals’ job choices, while job mobility favours the most skilled. Skill gaps are prevalent in some occupations and sectors and for some population groups (re)entering the job market (e.g. long-term unemployed); yet too many of EU workers’ skills are underused and unidentified.
The SKILLSNET e-bulletin May 2016 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.
In her first visit to Cedefop on 22 April, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Marianne Thyssen praised the agency’s work, which ‘impacts on people’s lives’.
The SKILLSNET e-bulletin April 2016 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.
Skills formation plays a key role in the European growth strategy. Skills, however, take time to develop. They require workplaces affording learning opportunities and workers readily capitalising on those available.