EU Skills Panorama
The European Commission has published on 1st of September a draft joint report calling for strengthening cooperation in education and training up to 2020 and especially promoting social inclusion.
Europe’s labour force is getting older, but not enough adults participate in learning.
The combination of work and study has been hailed as crucial to ensure that youth develop the skills required on the labour market so that transitions from school to work are shorter and smoother. As a result, many governments encourage learning on the job, particularly when it comes as part of certified programmes such as vocational education and training pathways (VET) or apprenticeships.
France devotes a great deal of resources to vocational training for youths and especially adults, but the system is unduly complex and yields rather poor returns. The basic literacy and numeracy skills of many French adults remain weak in international comparison, with harmful effects on employment opportunities, wages and well-being.
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 1 September 2015 A draft joint report by the Commission published today calls for strengthening cooperation in education and training up to 2020 and especially to promote social inclusion.