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ASEAN strengthen its capacity on Labour Market Information Systems (LMIS) in response to Workforce Transition

   Posted on 22.02.2024 by SEA-VET Admin SEAVET ADMIN, GIZ-RECOTVET and ILO
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Under the framework of the project “Strengthening Labour Market Information Systems (LMIS) in ASEAN Member States as a Basis for Better Skills and Employment Policies”, which is anchored in the ASEAN SLOM workplan 2021-2025 and supported by GIZ-RECOTVET and ILO, a study tour on Labour Market Information System for ASEAN was successfully organized in Germany and Italy from 9-20 October 2022.

Given the rapidly evolving nature of the workforce, which affected by the climate changes and the 4th industrialisation, timely and sufficient labour market information is an essential prerequisite for establishing effective employment and skills development policies. In this context, GIZ-RECOTVET held the study tour to strengthen the capacity of ASEAN Member States (AMS) to improve development of policies and programmes that address the skills and employment needs of the workforce, including the most vulnerable.

The 10-day-study tour was attended by 20 delegates, who represented various ministries and institutions responsible for sectors of economic planning, statistics, employment, manpower and skills development, from 7 AMS (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, and Viet Nam). Through participation in meetings and discussion sessions in the study tour, the delegates gained valuable lessons learned in improving data-based labour market governance, shaping skills development and employment-related policies in the context of post-pandemic and the future of work from the European experts.

In Frankfurt, Germany, the delegates had the opportunity to meet with experts at the Federal Employment Agency (BA) and the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), from which they were shared a holistic overview on the structure and tasks of the BA and a special focus on topics of IT structure, data warehouse setting up as well as IBA’s data analysis methodologies. In addition to these, the delegates also had a sharing session with Ms. Kristin Langenbucher, Head of Employment and Skills Unit of the OECD, to learn about labour market megatrends and experiences of OECD countries on active labour market policies.

In Sardinia, Italy, the delegates attended an annual meeting of the European Network on Regional Labour Market Monitoring (EN RLMM) on topicThe relevance of Artificial Intelligence  in the Digital and Green Transformation of Local Labour Markets across Europe. Perspectives on Employment, Training, Placement and Social Inclusion.In the 2-day meeting, the delegates joined presentations and discussions with the experts in Europe about impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on occupations, skills, sectors, and work, as well as methodological approaches on AI development to enrich labour market information and develop skills to adapt changes caused by AI in the context of life-long learning. All those topics gained great attention to the ASEAN delegates because that provided useful insights about practical experiences and potentials of utilising big data and AI for labour market monitoring, which was still limited in ASEAN. In addition to these, the existence and implementation of EN RLMM also proved to be a good example for the ASEAN delegates learned about this model and inspired the group an aspiration to establish an annual event for themselves once its own network is established.

Also in Italy, the delegates visited International Training Center of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the European Training Foundation (ETF) in Turin. The sessions at this stop focused on topics relating to skills anticipation and matching, of which innovative approaches and methodologies for collecting and analysing data from big data for future of work and skills in transition were introduced and discussed deeply.

The study tour ended in Frankfurt, Germany with a short training workshop on “Working with Evidence – Competences for policymakers” conducted by the European Commission – Joint Research Center (JRC). The workshop introduced the competence frameworks for policymakers and researchers, which  expounded on evidence-informed policymaking while also highlighted capacity building for scientists and policymakers which drew high interest from the participants.

Addressing the success and effectiveness of the study tour, the participants shared positive feedback in the study tour report

  • “a very magical and valuable time in Europe”.
  • “I learned new experiences and new partners both in ASEAN and the European Union. Finally, the organizers and facilitators were perfectly assisted on each day and warmly welcome in Germany and Turin; we had highly appreciated and hope that there will be more activities soon”,
  • “I have gained not only knowledge to apply and share with my colleagues, but also new-found friends and fond memories that would always remind me of the value/purpose of our work”.

LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION SYSTEM STUDY TOUR 2022 AGENDA

Date

Meeting/Activity

October 10-11th

Meeting with BA/IAB/BA IT

IAB: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (Institute for Employment Research) 

  • Report on IAB’s Working Methods.

BA: Bundesagentur für Arbeit (Federal Employment Agency) 

  • Overview on the Structure and Tasks of the BA
  • IT Structure of BA
  • General Information on Statistics and Setting Up a Data Warehouse

October 12-13-14th

Annual Meeting of the EN RLMM

  • Get to know the European Network on Regional Labour Market Monitoring.
  • Observing the Impact of Artificial Intelligence, as Part of Digital Transformation Processes, on Occupations, Skills, Sectors, and Work.
  • Developing skills supported by Artificial Intelligence to adapt to changes caused by Artificial Intelligence in the context of life-long-learning.

October 17-18th

Learning Sessions at ITC ILO and ETF

ITC ILO: International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization

  • Skills Anticipation and Matching knowledge-sharing – “Towards a South-South collaboration”.
  • Good practices and bottlenecks: how can we advance Skills Anticipation and Matching in the ASEAN Region? 

ETF: European Training Foundation

  • ETF experience in Skills Anticipation and Matching in its partner countries

October 19th

Meeting with European Commission - Joint Research Center (JRC)

JRC: European Commission - Joint Research Center

  • Introduction to EIPM, Main findings of UOPN, main findings of Values.
  • Innovative Policymaking competence framework with focus on “working with evidence” & related learning offers.

Presentation of Ms. Kristin Langenbucher Head of Employment and Skills Unit OECD

Presentation of Ms. Kristin Langenbucher, Head of Employment and Skills Unit, OECD

Participants at the EN RLMM Annual Meeting 2022

Participants at the EN RLMM Annual Meeting 2022

ASEANs delegates at the International Training Center ITC of the International Labour Organization ILO

ASEAN’s delegates at the International Training Center (ITC) of the International Labour Organization (ILO)

An interactive session with Mr

An interactive session with Mr. Stefano Merante, the Skills Development/TVET Programme Officer of ITC ILO
A session on Future Skill Needs in Selected Economic Sectors in ETF

A session on “Future Skill Needs in Selected Economic Sectors” in ETF

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22.02.2024
SEA-VET Admin SEAVET ADMIN
, GIZ-RECOTVET and ILO