Intersectoral Workshop on Youth Employment - Coordination between Education and Labor
- Learn about the strategies adopted by the Ministries of Education and Labor to improve education and vocational training systems, and prepare the labor force considering each country’s development needs and productive sector demands. In the framework of these strategies, it is important to recognize the changes to the world of work and the demands imposed by new technologies and the so-called “fourth industrial revolution” on employment, education and training.
- Identify and analyze specific collaboration and coordination initiatives between the Ministries of Education and Labor in the region to improve the labor inclusion of youth. Identify lessons learned and policy recommendations.
- OAS, through its Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor (IACML) and the Inter-American Network for Labor Administration (RIAL)
- Government of Brazil, through the Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Education
- Delegates from the Ministries of Labor and Education of 21 Member States of the OAS, representatives of workers and employers, specialist from the ILO, World Bank, OECD, YABT, IOHE, Manpower, OIJ and OAS participated in the Workshop on Youth Employment. The workshop included various spaces for dialogue between the different stakeholders to address the challenges and situation of youth in the Americas.
- Exchange of experiences and analysis of strategies by the Ministries of Labor and Education, especially together, to achieve a better school-to-work transition, address the challenges of youth inclusion and respond to the new reality of the world of work, marked by the fourth industrial revolution.
- Analysis and perspectives of the International Organizations, including the OAS, ILO, World Bank and OECD, as well as specialists from Manpower, regarding youth employment, the skills mismatch, the expectations of millennials, the new world of work and the situation of professional training and technical and vocational education in the region.
- Perspectives from the representatives of youth, Universities, workers and employers, through YABT/OAS, The Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE), and COSATE and CEATAL.
- A site visit to the Center for Enterprise School Integration, which is a valuable initiative to improve tha school-to-work transition for youth in Brazil.
- Identification of challenges, lessons learned and policy recommendation on the coordination between education and labor, after a very participatory exchange in three sub-groups. The Technical Secretariat will gather the results in a document, which it will be sending to delegations in January 2017 for their comments and suggestions.
PANEL 1: CONFERENCE FRAMEWORK: COORDINATION BETWEEN LABOR AND EDUCATION IN RESPONSE TO THE NEW REALITY OF THE WORLD OF WORK AND THE CHALLENGES OF YOUTH EMPLOYMENT
PANEL 2: EXPERIENCES OF COORDINATION BETWEEN THE MINISTRIES OF LABOR AND EDUCATION IN RESPONSE TO THE NEW REALITY OF THE WORLD OF WORK AND THE CHALLENGES OF YOUTH INCLUSION
PANEL 3: PERSPECTIVES OF SOCIAL ACTORS AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCES