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Adult Learning in Italy

What Role for Training Funds ?

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While Italy has made major progress in the past decade to up-skill its population and workers, further efforts are needed to improve access to good quality adult learning opportunities. Training funds represent one important tool through which Italy could face the pressures brought about by the mega-trends, and equip adults and workers with the skills needed to thrive in the labour market and society. This report analyses how training funds are designed, used, and monitored, and provides actionable policy recommendations to ensure that they are put to their most effective use.

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Enhancing coordination among different actors

Each Training Fund operates in a complex adult learning system, where different actors are responsible for delivering different types of adult learning programmes. Within this context, in order to ensure that training programmes reach all adults (including the unemployed), are mutually reinforcing, and do not overlap, it is important that Training Funds do not work in silos but work effectively together, with other actors involved in adult learning, as well as with the government. This chapter analyses what mechanisms are in place to enhance coordination across different actors involved in adult learning.

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