Getting Skills Right: Future-Ready Adult Learning Systems

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With digitalisation, deepening globalisation and population ageing, the world of work is changing. The extent to which individuals, firms and economies can harness the benefits of these changes critically depends on the readiness of adult learning systems to help people develop relevant skills for this changing world of work. This report presents the key results from the Priorities for Adult Learning (PAL) Dashboard which facilitates comparisons between countries along seven dimensions of the readiness of adult learning systems to address future skill challenges. Based on the dashboard, the report highlights in which areas action is needed, and policy examples from OECD and emerging countries throughout the report illustrate how these actions could be implemented.



Alignment of adult learning provision with labour market needs

One of the goals of adult learning is to improve the labour market prospects of participants. To achieve this, it is important for adult learning systems to provide opportunities to acquire skills that are in demand in the labour market. But this is challenging in the context of constantly changing skill needs. This chapter provides some evidence on how well adult learning provision is aligned with labour market needs, and looks at the use of skill needs information in the design and targeting of adult learning The importance of investing in the right skills


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