This report examines the human resources development and training dimensions of the gradual, but inexorable, shift towards knowledge-, skill-, and service-based economies and societies, and the stupendous growth of the information and communications technology sectors. It offers the following four conclusions: (1) all countries will feel the impact of these changes; (2) older, more mature economies with skilled workers may resist change and suffer from a mismatch between skills and needs, and so need to stress education and training and make them more widely available in order to maintain employability and productivity over a lifetime; (3) in developing countries, more workers need to be educated so that they are not forced into unemployment, and young workers are most likely to benefit from training programs undertaken in a well-established institutional context; and (4) in all countries, major structural reforms are needed to adapt training continuously to the changing nature and dynamics of labor markets and to improve access to training for everybody throughout life. The report raises points for discussion of the role of human resources development in all types of economies.--Publisher's description.Social Inclusion, Productivity and Youth Employment : Human Resources Training and Development : Vocational Guidance and Vocational Training ... Human resources development and training are understood in this report to be activities of education, initial training, continuous ... at work, their income-earning capacity and their living standards; and widens their career choices and opportunities.
|Title||:||Training for Employment|
|Publisher||:||International Labour Organization - 2000|