The mismatch between the skills of young people and the labour market has become a persistent and growing trend. Over-education and over-qualification coexist with under-education and under-qualification. Outdated skills are a result of but also result in long-term unemployment. This mismatch amplifies the youth employment crisis and requires urgent, innovative and integrated solutions.
Educaid.be has coordinated a publication entitled "Towards a better alignment of training and employment: Nine factors for success", which includes, based on the experience of its members, nine key factors for success that are prerequisites for the effectiveness and sustainability of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) projects effectively aimed at learners’ employability. Each of these nine factors is presented in this document by way of a concept note, an illustration from the field and a short bibliography at the end of the document.
The publication is available in PDF in English and French, via the links below. Please contact the Educaid.be secretariat to obtain paper copies.