Designing Local Skills Strategies

Higher-level skills are increasingly demanded by the knowledge-based economy. But with rising mobility and demographic change, it is no longer so simple to invest in a skilled workforce for the future. Actions are needed on a variety of fronts, including attracting and retaining talent, better integ...

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Main Author: Froy, Francesca
Corporate Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Other Authors: Giguère, Sylvain, Hofer, Andrea-Rosalinde
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Paris OECD Publishing 2009
Series:Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED)
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Collection: OECD Books and Papers - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Higher-level skills are increasingly demanded by the knowledge-based economy. But with rising mobility and demographic change, it is no longer so simple to invest in a skilled workforce for the future. Actions are needed on a variety of fronts, including attracting and retaining talent, better integrating disadvantaged groups into the labour force, and upgrading the skills of low-paid workers. Much of the responsibility for these actions falls squarely on the shoulders of local policy makers. Drawing from a wide array of case studies, this book analyses best-practice local strategies for increasing workforce skills. And it also takes a close look at the opportunities and challenges presented by international migration. The in-depth case studies in this report range from Shanghai's "Highland of Talent Strategy" to new "career ladders" which help immigrants escape low-skilled, low-paid employment in New York. National and local-level recommendations on local skills development are provided, for both OECD and non-OECD countries
Physical Description:278 p. 16 x 23cm
ISBN:9789264066649