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OECD Skills Strategy Diagnostic Report: Italy 2017
Publication Date: 25 May 2018
Source: International organizations
Italy needs to take prompt action to bolster growth and improve people’s skills across the country. As our economies adapt to globalisation, technological and demographic change, the demand for new and higher levels of skills increases. Yet Italy is struggling more than other advanced economies to meet these changing demands. Italy has launched a number of ambitious reforms to boost growth. But the reforms need to fully implement to ensure that schools, universities and workplaces equip all Italians with the skills needed for success in the economy and society. The OECD Skills Strategy Diagnostic Report makes a number of recommendations that will help sustain this positive momentum including, among others, to:

- Implement the Alternanza Scuola Lavoro (ASL) by training school principals and teachers to effectively engage employers in the design of work-based learning activities and increase incentives for firms to hire trainees.
- Expand and improve the quality of professional tertiary education institutions (ITS).
- Increase overall investment in tertiary education.
- Subsidise training programmes that target low-skilled adults who often face difficulties in accessing such opportunities.
- Increase public and private investment in skills and improve how they are allocated through monitoring and evaluation.
- Improve the governance system to ensure that skills polices are aligned and coordinated.
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Complementarities between labour market institutions and their causal impact on youth labour market outcomes
Publication Date: 14 May 2018
Source: ILO
The paper analyses theoretically and empirically the effects on young people’s labour market outcomes of two specific labour market institutions and their interaction: employment protection legislation and active labour market policy. More specifically, the paper examines recent policy reforms in Italy focusing on the impact of the 2012 Fornero reforms of employment protection legislation as well as the initial impact of the EU-wide Youth Guarantee scheme introduced in Italy in March 2014. The paper also examines how these two policy reforms interacted.
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Getting skills right: Good practice in adapting to changing skill needs
Publication Date: 07 Dec 2017
Source: International organizations
This report identifies effective strategies to tackle skills imbalances, based on five country-specific policy notes for France, Italy, Spain, South Africa and the United Kingdom. It provides a comparative 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 in the five countries reviewed. Examples of good practice from other countries are also discussed.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264277892-en
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Getting skills right: Good practice in adapting to changing skill needs - A perspective on France, Italy, Spain, South Africa and the United Kingdom
Publication Date: 31 Jul 2017
Source: International organizations
This report identifies effective strategies to tackle skills imbalances, based on five country-specific policy notes for France, Italy, Spain, South Africa and the United Kingdom. It provides a comparative 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 in the five countries reviewed. Examples of good practice from other countries are also discussed.

DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264277892-en
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ITC/ILO: Skills needs anticipation and matching
Date: 16 - 20 Apr 2018
Sources: ILO

Target audience

Policy makers and technical advisors at Ministries of Employment/Labour, Ministries of Education, Members of skills councils, national TVET authorities or similar institutions; representatives of workers' and employers' organizations.

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ITC/ILO: Management of Vocational Training Centres
Date: 09 - 13 Jul 2018
Sources: ILO

Target audience

Policymakers and technical advisors of Ministries of Employment/Labour, Ministries of Education, Members of skills councils, national TVET authorities or similar institutions; representatives of workers' and employers' organizations involved in sectoral, regional or national skills anticipation; experts and technical staff working in the field of TVET planning.

Objectives

By the end of the programme, participants will have strengthened their technical knowledge as well as their analytical and managerial capacity to improve the functioning of vocational training centres. In particular participants will have:

In particular participants will have:
• strengthened their understanding of management concepts;
• reviewed management of vocational training centers from a systemic perspective;
• examined management problems related to the different aspects of operating a vocational training center;
• analysed bottlenecks and challenges at the level of their own training centres;
• identified the main elements for an adequate and enabling environment for vocational training centres.

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ILO/ITC: Management of Vocational Training Centres
Date: 09 - 13 Jul 2018
Sources: ILO

Target audience

Policymakers and technical advisors of Ministries of Employment/Labour, Ministries of Education, Members of skills councils, national TVET authorities or similar institutions; representatives of workers' and employers' organizations involved in sectoral, regional or national skills anticipation; experts and technical staff working in the field of TVET planning.

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Management of Vocational Training Centres
Date: 27 Nov - 01 Dec 2017
Sources: ILO

Target audience

The course is aimed at the directors and staff of public and private training institutions; representatives of employers'/workers' organizations active in TVET; staff of ministries of labour and education (when dealing with technical education); other professionals dealing with HR development. A gender-balanced participation is sought.

Objectives

By the end of the programme, participants will have strengthened their technical knowledge as well as their analytical and managerial capacity to improve the functioning of vocational training centres. In particular participants will have:

In particular participants will have:
• strengthened their understanding of management concepts;
• reviewed management of vocational training centers from a systemic perspective;
• examined management problems related to the different aspects of operating a vocational training center;
• analysed bottlenecks and challenges at the level of their own training centres;
• identified the main elements for an adequate and enabling environment for vocational training centres.