Like in other countries, South Korea's traditional technical and vocational schools have been struggling to attract prospective students due to concerns about the lack of guarantee for decent jobs and career stability after graduation. Students often have difficulty finding a job immediately after graduation and are often poorly treated by companies. The industry-school … [Read more...] about Meister High Schools: The South Korean Model to revitalize technical and vocational education
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How do we make sure that 6.3 million migrant children in Latin America and the Caribbean get quality education? We had the great opportunity to explore this issue during the IDB event “Learning on the Move: Quality Education for Migrant Children & Youth.” For us and two hundred education policy makers, scientists, field workers, and educators, it was an honor to … [Read more...] about Four Strategies to Support Migrant Children
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?
Obtaining new credentials is a common strategy for workers looking to reskill in advance of a career change or re-employment following a layoff. Increasingly, individuals are seeking credentials, such as certificates, certifications, and badges, in order to maximize their marketability to employers or advance within their current position. While individuals with … [Read more...] about Four Advantages of Certifications as Alternative Credentials