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Skill obsolescence

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Acquired aptitude and knowledge for which there is little or no demand or which is out-of-date either through technological and scientific advances made in the equipment used, a marked change in job requirements or through the gradual disappearance of a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
Skills previously used in a job are no longer required and/or skills have deteriorated over time.
Source: ILO (STATS) 2014, Europe
(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
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