“Some of the views in the report point directly to the kinds of policy questions that are preoccupying governments – and employers – eager to match skilled jobs with skilled workers.
According to the young people cited in the report:
- public and private employers need to collaborate more effectively with educational institutions;
- vocational training needs to be made more available and accessible;
- employers need to value vocational training, apprenticeships and non-formal training more highly;
- labour market needs should be analysed continuously and extensively;
- education and training programmes should be tailored to labour market needs.”
The above links closely to the New South African Post-Secondary Education Green Paper. However, in my view not all education programmes should be tailored to labour market needs – we should avoid commodification and flattening of all Higher Education to a labour market technicist paradigm.
http://efareport.wordpress.com/2012/02/10/world-youth-report-puts-focus-on-skills/ (accessed 21/03/2012)
What do you think?
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