Latin American employers cannot find the workers they need. Workers lack the right skills, but they don’t have time or resources to participate in training. Micro-credentials, a type of alternative credentials, could be a solution, given their targeted nature, as they can increase the number of workers with a specific skill. But, for micro-credentials to be a real solution, … [Read more...] about Can Alternative Credentials Help Correct Labor Market Imbalances?
Glenda Quintini is a senior economist at OECD and the head of the Skills Team within the Directorate for Employment Labour and Social Affairs. She oversees the analysis of how skill needs are changing in the labour market and the research into effective policy responses, particularly in the area of adult learning and on-the-job training. Under Glenda’s supervision, the team provides advice and technical assistance to countries on their skills-related policies, carries out comparative analysis, covering both OECD and developing countries, and contributes to the development and analysis of the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) and the accompanying employer module on skill gaps. Over the years, Glenda has devoted a lot of attention to issues of skills mismatch, skills use at work, work-based learning and automation. Glenda holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Oxford.