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.


La Buona Scuola and the Italian education system: Elements to foster the alignment between education and labour market needs

This chapter discusses the reform of the Buona Scuola and other elements of the Italian education system with a view to understand how the reform is addressing the long-standing skills imbalances in Italy. The chapter discusses the renewed incentives spurred by the reform to create bridges between education providers and the world of work and how these can play a fundamental role in reducing skill mismatch and shortages. The chapter also discusses the responses that the Italian Government put forward to reinforce the alignment between the supply of skills and its demand in Italy more broadly. Bottlenecks and barriers to the implementation of the reform are also discussed with a view to provide recommendations on how Italy could fully reap the benefits of these recent policy efforts.


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