Developing a Well-Educated Labor Force

Investing in a well educated and skilled workforce is a widely shared objective. Good-quality primary and secondary education, complemented by relevant vocational training and skills development opportunities, prepare future generations for their productive lives, endowing them with the core skills that enable them to continue learning. It is important to align the education and training system with the needs of the economy and labour market and to strengthen institutional capacities and inter-institutional cooperation across governmental and non governmental organizations. Establishing solid bridges between vocational education, training and skills development, and the world of work makes it more likely that workers will learn the “right” skills, namely those required by the evolving demands of labour markets, enterprises and workplaces in different economic sectors and industries.