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Getting Skills Right: Italy

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This report identifies effective strategies to tackle skills imbalances in Italy. It provides an assessment of practices and policies in the following areas: the collection and use of information on skill needs to foster a better alignment of skills acquisitions with labour market needs; the design of education and training systems and their responsiveness to changing skill needs; the re-training of unemployed individuals; and the improvement of skills use and skills matching in the labour market. The assessment is based on country visits, desk research and data analysis conducted by the OECD Secretariat.

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Industria 4.0: Tackling weak skill demand and poor skill use in Italy

This chapter discusses the recent set of measures that goes under the name of Industria 4.0 and how this has the potential to boost the demand for skills in Italy by helping the country to transit to the use of new digital technologies and innovative production strategies. The chapter discusses how technical and soft skills will become increasingly important in the adoption of these new technologies. The chapter also discusses the importance of lifelong learning to ensure that workers of all ages are part of the digital revolution and contribute meaningfully to Italy’s growth.

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