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The digitization of TVET and skills systems
Publication Date: 21 Aug 2020
Source: ILO, International organizations
This joint ILO-UNESCO report provides a global, high-level overview of how digitalization is affecting TVET and skills systems. It draws on consultations with key stakeholders in a set of countries and international organizations to provide insights into the nature and scope of digitalisation and how it is likely to affect the management, delivery, assessment and certification of technical and vocational education and training. The study draws on developments in Brazil, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, New Zealand, Slovenia, Turkey and the United States.
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Electronically mediated work: new questions in the Contingent Worker Supplement
Publication Date: 03 Oct 2018
Source: Other sources
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) added four questions to the May 2017 Contingent Worker Supplement. These questions were designed to measure an emerging type of work—electronically mediated work, defined as short jobs or tasks that workers find through websites or mobile apps that both connect them with customers and arrange payment for the tasks. After extensive review, BLS determined that these questions did not work as intended and had a large number of incorrect 'yes' answers. To eliminate these false positives, BLS manually recoded the data using verbatim responses available only on the confidential microdata file. Using these recoded data, BLS estimates that electronically mediated workers accounted for 1.0 percent of total employment in May 2017. In the interest of transparency, BLS is releasing both the collected data and the recoded data.

This article describes the process of developing the four questions and summarizes the evaluation of the data, the recoding of the data, estimates of electronically mediated workers, and lessons learned.
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When is a job just a job - and when it can launch a career? The real economic opportunities of middle-skill work.
Publication Date: 23 Jun 2018
Source: Other sources
This report studies the career advancement prospects of people entering middle-skill jobs through the unprecedented analysis of nearly 4 million resumes of middle-skill jobseekers. It highlights the types of occupations that offer the strongest opportunities for financial stability and true economic advancement.
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The Upwork Skills Index, Q4 2017
Publication Date: 02 Apr 2018
Source: Other sources
Upwork, the largest global freelancing website, released its Skills Index for Q4 2017, ranking the 20 fastest growing skills for freelancers in the United States. The index sheds light on new and emerging skills as an indicator of hot freelance job market trends. According to Stephane Kasriel, CEO of Upwork and co-chair of the World Economic Forum's Council on the Future of Gender, Education and Work, this research shows growth of the number of independent workers as well as growth in the large-scale use of freelance talent by large corporations.