Digitalisation of skills systems

Digitalisation is changing the nature of occupations and the skills required in different economic activities. The increasing use of digital technologies is also driving change in the tools and modalities of learning, assessment and certification along with the provision of career guidance, job matching and labour market services.

The considerable challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic have brought the issue - of digitalization to the fore. Although TVET and skills systems rapidly adapted to the learning crisis and accelerated the introduction of digital technologies, they are facing multiple challenges to efficiently respond to the external demand for new skills from our increasingly digital society and enterprises, and engage in their own digital transformation.

In this context, the ILO Skills Branch work under this section is focusing on the impacts of technologies on TVET and skills systems, to provide constituents with the support they need to engage in their digital transition, to leverage technologies for digital inclusion, and to bridge the digital divide for marginalized populations.