Forecasting and delivering skills at regional level


Joint event with the Committee of the Regions with the participation of both presidents, focusing on skills forecasting and vocational training.

Local stakeholders are increasingly active in reducing the skills mismatch in their region. Youth employment has more than ever illustrated a need for such action. But what is the best way to identify and deliver the skills that the local economy needs? Forecasting skills on a regional level can help local authorities to develop a strategic approach to education and training. Creating local skills partnerships is important to successfully implement these strategies. Developing vocational skills through a combination of school-based and work-based learning and training can help small businesses to equip future employees with the skills and competences they need to grow.