Skills have become the key driver for professional success and personal well-being. Proper investment in training and skills will prevent people from becoming socially excluded. Moreover, skills development is an essential tool for economic growth, employment, productivity and improved living conditions.
According to the OECD, the concept of skills can be defined as the collection of knowledge, skills and attributes that can be learned and which enable individuals to effectively and consistently perform a given activity or task.
The OECD’s Skills Strategy report offers countries a framework for analysing their strengths and weaknesses in this area. Countries such as Spain can use the report as a basis for taking specific actions according to the 3 pillars that make up a national skills system:
The diagnostic report identifies the 12 skills challenges facing each country. In the case of Spain, these challenges have been identified through various workshops with national and regional governments and stakeholders as well as through the analysis of available OECD, European Commission and national data:
Developing relevant labour market skills:
Activating skills supply:
Using skills effectively:
Strengthening Spain’s skills system: