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G20 Training Strategy Bridging Education, Training, and Decent Work CONFERENCE ON NEW SKILLS FOR NEW JOBS IN THE WESTERN BALKANS Sarajevo, 12-13 July 2012.

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1 G20 Training Strategy Bridging Education, Training, and Decent Work CONFERENCE ON NEW SKILLS FOR NEW JOBS IN THE WESTERN BALKANS Sarajevo, July 2012 INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION Skills and Employability Department (EMP/SKILLS)

2 Bridging the world of education and training to the world of work, To improve the employability of workers, To increase the productivity and competitiveness of enterprises, To expand the inclusiveness of economic growth

3 G20 Training Strategy for strong, sustainable and balanced growth Pittsburgh Summit, September 2009 Called for putting quality jobs at the heart of recovery Adopted framework for strong, sustainable and balanced growth Asked the ILO, in partnership with other organizations and with employers and workers, to develop a training strategy.. to strengthen the ability of our workers to adapt to changing market demands and to benefit from innovation and investments in new technologies, clean energy, environment, health and infrastructure Washington Ministerial Meeting, April 2010 Accepted the draft assessment, conceptual framework, and building blocks Toronto Summit, June 2010 Received and welcomed the G20 Training Strategy document Seoul Summit, November 2010 Human resource development pillar to build on the G20 Training Strategy to strengthen national vocational education and training institutions and programs

4 G20 training strategy Drivers of change - the Why On supply side: 1. Demographic challenge 2. Educational attainment 3. Commitment to inclusive growth On demand side 4. Globalization of markets 5. Technological innovation 6. Climate change

5 1.Broad based good quality general education 2.Seamless pathways from education to TVET to the world of work 3.Employability through core skills, continuous learning and portability of skills – Enabling workers and enterprises to adjust to change 4.Sustaining a dynamic development process: Use skills as a driver of change 5.Policy convergence and coordination mechanisms G20 training strategy - the Core Messages HOWEVER... The potential benefits of training are not realised without job- rich growth

6 G20 Training Strategy Building blocks - the How Anticipating skill needs Participation of social partners Sectoral approaches Labour market information and employment services Training quality and relevance Gender equality Broad access to training Finance Assessing policy performance

7 Coordinating! Countries that sustain a virtuous circle link education, skills, decent work by… … basic education, vocational training, and the world of work … training providers and employers at sector and local levels … skills development and industrial, trade, technology and environmental policies … development partners Avoid skill gaps today and drive economic and social development tomorrow. To close the gaps between…

8 Action 1: Conceptual framework Indicators of skills for employability Inter-Agency Group on TVET: Working Group on Indicators – to improve countries evidence-based policy design and policy monitoring ILO contributions: Concepts and indicators on school to work indicators Labour Force Survey modules School-to-Work Transition Surveys

9 Action 2: Pilot Countries Action Plans on Skills for Employment Country selection criteria Seoul Agreement: self selected countries low-income countries Development Working Group accepted additional criteria: Country had asked at least 1 intl org for support on skills (evidence of eventual sustainability) Those intl orgs had mobilised some funds with which to respond Geographical distribution Current pilot countries: Malawi, Benin Additional proposed: Bangladesh, Haiti

10 Pilot Country Action Plans Skills for employability Hoped for benefits to Pilot Country Support implementation of national development strategy and employment objectives Benefit from, and to contribute to, knowledge-sharing on skills for employment Identify gaps or priorities for further support Improve skills for employment indicators Expectations from the Pilot Country Coordinate teamwork by the international organizations in support of the Action Plan (ILO, UNESCO, development banks) Willingness to share experiences, especially with other countries in the Region Strengthen the mechanisms or institutions for coordination among projects and across Ministries

11 Action 3: Public-Private Knowledge- Sharing Platform on Skills for Employment Meet constituents requests for analysis of WHY approaches and policies work – with what financial and human resources, over what period of time, with what complementary policies and institutions Design user-friendly format – meeting different audiences needs for different length of documents Use the Conceptual Framework and the Building Blocks as the organizational framework Build partnerships with the other international organizations – sharing knowledge products and maintenance costs

12 Potential Outcomes and Impact G20 Training Strategy expands visibility & outreach of ILO tripartite agreements on skills development strategy Knowledge-Sharing opportunities: Turin workshop on implementing the G20 Training Strategy, May 2011; Turin Technical workshop on skills indicators, March 2012 Joint ILO/UNESCO TVET reviews and tripartite workshops in Malawi, Benin and Haiti in 2011 Prospects to support inter-project coordination in pilot countries such as in Haiti, as planned for 2012 Prospects for some G20 Countries to invest in pilot country work, or extend work to other countries, for example Russia funding G 20 Training Strategy implementation work in a number of Asian countries Monitoring use of knowledge-sharing platform


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