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Protection and Training Institutions for Improving Workforce Integration in Latin America and Asia

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The world of work is going through far-reaching transformations. These transformations have a strong impact on labour markets and pose new challenges for their institutions, including unemployment protection and technical and vocational education and training (TVET), which are crucial to the creation of full and productive employment and decent work for all. Constantly changing labour markets and the growing heterogeneity of labour relations present major challenges for the design of unemployment protection instruments. In addition, a highly skilled workforce is a key element for any development strategy that aims to base economic growth on innovation and knowledge. Moreover, national technical and vocational education and training systems must meet increasingly diverse demands from both the production sector and persons seeking decent work. By analyzing recent experiences in Latin America and Asia in relation to unemployment protection and TVET systems, as well as the challenges the countries of the two regions face as they develop these labour market institutions, this volume seeks to contribute to the debate on the formation of labour market institutions that foster sustainable development in a changing world of work.

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The National System of Technical Vocational Education and Training in the Philippines: A review and ideas for reforms

Skills upgrading and development have both short- and long-term roles to play in capacity-building efforts. Long-term skills development necessarily entails continuous skills upgrading, and this takes on even greater importance in the presence of rapidly changing technology. To the extent that technical vocational education and training (TVET) increases the productivity and incomes of the poor, it also serves the long-term objective of attaining greater equity. In the short-term, skills upgrading enhances the employability of the unemployed and facilitates the transfer to new occupations of persons who are currently employed but are underproductive. The role of the National System of Technical Vocational Education and Training (NSTVET) in all of these areas is of critical importance.

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