Challenges and Opportunities for Skills Development in Asia Changing Supply, Demand and Mismatches

Published By: Asian Development Bank Institute | Published Date: March, 01 , 2015

The education systems in Asia, including technical and vocational education and training (TVET), were well suited at the time to allow Asia to become the world’s assembly line. In simple terms, formal education and on-the-job training were generally able to supply the hard skills (technical skills such as machine operation, welding, etc.) and soft skills (e.g., functional literacy and numeracy) needed to meet the skills needs of the Asian economies to catch up with the rest of the world and capture a growing share of basic industry and service sector production globally.

Author(s): Sungsup Ra, Brian Chin, Amy Liu | Posted on: Mar 15, 2016 | Views() | Download (151)


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