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Getting Skills Right Career Guidance for Adults in Latin America

Career guidance for adults is a fundamental lever to help adults successfully navigate constantly evolving labour markets. As labour markets in Latin America are hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and mega trends such as globalisation and digitalisation continue to impact labour demand, support is urgently needed
Table Of Contents
Intro -- Foreword -- Executive summary -- 1 Recommendations -- Coverage and inclusiveness -- Raise awareness about formal career guidance opportunities through media campaigns and active outreach to vulnerable groups -- Provision and service delivery -- Expand public provision (including PES) and associated funding to offer affordable or free high quality career guidance services to vulnerable adults -- Quality and impact -- Strengthen general public service delivery quality standards and include a component that considers career guidance specifically -- Develop a skills profiling tool that can be used by providers, particularly when working with adults who have no formal qualifications -- Governance and funding -- Consider forming a working group with all relevant stakeholders to improve career guidance policy and provision -- Develop a system of regular reporting standards between local employment offices, national ministries and other relevant public bodies, and facilitate international exchanges of good practice -- Design financial measures to reduce the direct and indirect costs of career guidance for vulnerable adults -- 2 Why is career guidance for adults important in Latin America? -- Introduction -- Labour market context in Latin America -- Substantial underutilisation and underdevelopment of skills -- Education and skills supply in Latin America -- Skills imbalances in Latin America -- Career guidance for adults in Latin America -- References -- Notes -- 3 Coverage and inclusiveness -- Introduction -- What share of adults uses career guidance services in Latin America? -- Is adult career guidance in Latin American countries inclusive? -- Why do adults seek career guidance in Latin America? -- What are the barriers to accessing career guidance in Latin America?
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non fiction
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1 online resource (88 pages)
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