Rapid labour market changes leave too many workers at risk of losing their skills. What can we do to prevent this? Our latest briefing note investigates.
The number of young people enrolled in two-year short and three-year vocational upper secondary education fell sharply during the period from 2000/01 to 2011/12 ( ). The total number of young people enrolled in upper secondary education decreased by 23.8% and totalled 79 901 in 2011/12. The decline is due to demographic changes.
The Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) has taken on sponsorship of the next phase of the ANKOM Initiative, called ‘Transitions from vocational education to higher education’.
In cooperation with the University of Kingston's Centre for Research in Employment, Skills & Society (CRESS), Cedefop held a workshop on Skill mismatch and firm dynamics on 27 April in London.
The aim of the workshop was to examine what companies do to make sure their employees have the right skills – both at the recruitment phase, and during the course of employment.
Find results of the skills forecast by occupation, qualification, age and gender: just click on the link or the skills forecast banner on the right. On each page you can also search for data by country.
Cedefop’s recent research paper, Migrants, minorities, mismatch? Skill mismatch among migrants and ethnic minorities in Europe shows that migrants from outside the European Union - over half of the total migrant population of 6.8% of the employed population of the EU – typically find jobs beneath their real skills level (‘overeducation’), while ethnic minorities are more likely to lack the educational level required by jobs (“undereducation”). So what can policy-makers do to make better use of these workers' potential?
Are migrants and ethnic minorities more likely than the general population to face a mismatch between the skills they offer and those the labour market requires? If so, what form is this mismatch likely to take? A Cedefop research paper investigates.
On 30 June four EU agencies held a joint seminar at the European Parliament on the all too topical issue of youth employment. The agencies, Cedefop, Eurofound, ETF and EU-OSHA, each presented their work, which ranged across several related topics.
Konstantinos Pouliakas, previously a Research Fellow of Economics at the Centre for European Labour Market Research of the University of Aberdeen, joined the Research and Policy Analysis team in April. He will be focusing on the anticipation and evaluation of skill needs within key sectors of the European economy and on the issue skills mismatch in companies.