This rapid skills survey report presents the findings for the rapid assessment and provides practical and actionable recommendations that can help limit the career-scarring effects of the pandemic on workers through provision of skilling and reskilling, measures. The report also provides skills related actionable recommendations for the economic recovery of the companies in the subsectors that were assessed.
The report focuses on the clothing and textiles and e-commerce sectors (online retail, banking, and insurance), which were identified as sectors that have either been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic or are experiencing a spike in demand for specific occupations and top-up skills. Acknowledging the devastating impact
the COVID-19 pandemic has had on youth and women, rapid assessment put a special focus on the training, reskilling, and upskilling, since they are vulnerable to labour market downturns. The report is concise, short, and to-the-point, and provides a clear analysis and recommends prioritization of actions for rapid implementation,
a move from the normal by delivering skills development differently in response to the current labour market needs, and repurposing existing programmes. The recommendations are concrete but aimed at making a big difference at a minimal cost.