Parent term: Skills
Acquired aptitude and knowledge for which there is little or no demand or which is out-of-date either through technological and scientific advances made in the equipment used, a marked change in job requirements or through the gradual disappearance of a trade or profession. Can usually be rectified by retraining or skill upgrading.
Source: NCVER 2013, Australia
|Organisation: || National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), Australia|
|Source: || Glossary of VET (2013 - online version continuously updated, Accessed in Jan. 2016)|
|Description: ||The language of vocational education and training (VET) is complex and particularly prone to jargon and acronyms. The aim of this glossary is to provide a single up-to-date reference source for definitions of Australian VET-related terms, acronyms and organisations.|
The glossary is based on 'A glossary of Australian vocational education and training terms' which was published by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in 2000. New content, sourced from recent NCVER publications, the VOCED database, websites of key Australian VET organisations, other VET glossaries and suggestions from NCVER staff, has been added. Website
Skills previously used in a job are no longer required and/or skills have deteriorated over time.
Source: ILO (STATS) 2014, Europe
|Organisation: || International Labour Organization, UN|
|Source: || Skill mismatch in Europe (2014)|
|Description: ||This brief is part of the efforts that the ILO Department of Statistics is undertaking to contribute to the statistical understanding and quantification of skills mismatch. The brief provides an overview of approaches to measure skills mismatch, and illustrates two approaches using data from the European Social Survey(ESS).p. 3 (Preface)|
(Economic skills obsolescence) A situation where skills previously used in a job are no longer required or have diminished in importance.
Source: CEDEFOP 2015, Europe
|Organisation: || European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Europe|
|Source: || Skill shortages and gaps in European enterprises (2015)|
|Description: ||By exploring a wealth of available European data sources, the report attemps to single out the extent to which employers' general difficulties in recruitment can be truly attributed to skill shortages, as opposed to other possible factors. It also traces the evolution of skill shortages in EU Member states over time. Finally it scrutinises the critical role that orgnaisations have in adressing not only the skill gaps of their present workforce but also those that may arise in the future due to skill obsolescence. p.1 (Foreword) || ||