Cedefop is pleased to be involved in Thessaloniki's ambitious plan to improve lifelong learning and skills development in the municipality. At a press conference held on 26 March, Mayor Yannis Boutaris and Cedefop’s Acting Director Christian Lettmayr announced that the two bodies will be working together to improve links between vocational training and labour market needs.
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At the Green Skills Forum held in Paris on Monday, Cedefop presented findings from an 8-country study (forthcoming publication) and warned of an incipient skills shortage.
Green skills have been in the limelight for quite some time now. They are seen in many quarters as something akin to ICT skills: not just as specialist knowledge, but as key competencies that underlie a vast swathe of jobs across sectors. But the present crisis is leading to cutbacks in education and training, affecting the development of such skills. What can be done to convince employers and training providers to change tack.
Nick Sofroniou will be working on the Employer Survey of Skill Needs in Europe and on Statistics and Indicators.