To overcome serious shortages of workers, both highly skilled and low-skilled, the government will need to look to migration. But fostering home-grown skills is a better and more enduring solution.
Earth scientists are on the skilled occupation list for immigration even as universities cut back in this area. The problem lies with a funding model that offers no incentive to lift graduate numbers.
While skilled migration can help fill short-term gaps, Australia needs a more sustainable, long-term approach to skills matching and development to make the most of the people who are already here.
South Africa is producing an oversupply of graduates in fields that don’t support economic growth.
What’s taught in South African schools is at odds with the skills pupils need for the post-school world.
To ensure foreign workers continue to view Canada as a place to live and work, the government must find a way to keep borders open to all workers essential to the post-pandemic economic recovery.
There is a growing mismatch between what education and training provide and the skills needed in workplaces being reshaped by the digital economy. Advanced apprenticeships can help close the gap.
There are a few things South Africa needs to do to close the gap between what the education system produces and what the job market needs.
The skills shortage in the foundry sector shows there is a continuing demand for “traditional” trades.
With Congress so deadlocked in recent years, skills training is a rare example of the two parties actually working together.
A major constraint that prevents Kenyans from benefiting from the oil sector includes the lack of specialised training or technical skills
The prospect of a post-Brexit talent exodus and the ongoing productivity puzzle underline the urgency of developing homegrown talent.
Young people are the most vulnerable as industry and the labour market undergo radical change, but meeting this challenge could just be a matter of plugging existing gaps.
An initiative to address a skills gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics may be actually narrowing the pool of students who consider a career in STEM.
To realise Kenya’s oil, gas and mining potential, the sector needs more people with the right skills to support it.
The subject of Technology can be used to support and develop pupils’ entrepreneurial skills.
Growth in high-skilled jobs is highest in Australian cities and for the country its low-skilled jobs.
Canadian firms say there’s a dire shortage of skilled workers. But recent studies suggest they’re not investing in training, apparently expecting universities to train their employees for them.
The effect of gender quotas on an organisation’s performance depends on employee’s attitude towards quotas, which in turn depends on the labour market environment.
The options on the table for the UK when it comes to that most contentious of issues.