ERIC Number: ED323367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Towards an Employment-Oriented Training Policy: An Agenda for Action. Discussion Paper No. 60.
Kanawaty, George; Castro, Claudio de Moura
Training systems are facing three basic considerations: (1) adjustment to demographic trends such as the population explosion in developing countries, the aging of the work force in developed countries, and the increased participation of women in economic activities; (2) changing patterns of demand, such as lower rates of growth, restructuring of the economies of many countries, and technology; and (3) matching supply with demand. Realistic and effective planning for training programs can begin only if sound data are available; therefore, the first step in coping with future changes is to obtain the requisite information on economic changes and training requirements. Education and training linkages need to be considered. Enterprise-based training is a highly convenient and efficient way of training because the curricular contents can be changed rapidly to meet evolving needs, such as changing technology, and it has a built-in quality control measure. The manner in which training is financed constitutes the strongest tool that can be used to bring supply in line with demand for trained workers. Training in the nonunionized and informal sectors include small enterprise development and training for self-employment. (This discussion paper includes policy recommendations for the roles of policymakers, employers, workers, training institutions, and the International Labor Organization.) (CML)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).