EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

The Skills of tomorrow survey in industry and in Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Luxembourg
Phase: Anticipation
Típus:
  • Support for digitalisation
  • Advice
  • Provision of labour market information
  • Support of SMEs
  • Training
Utoljára módosítva: 03 August, 2021
Név:

Enquêtes 'Qualifications de demain' dans l'industrie et les Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication (TIC)

Angol név:

The Skills of tomorrow survey in industry and in Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Coverage/Eligibility

The coverage of these surveys have extended to the industrial sector and the information and communication technologies sector (ICT).

Main characteristics

This initiative involves an investigation of companies' needs for employees, both in terms of replacements, new positions, and expected skill levels. Surveys are conducted every two years, and they have alternated between the fields of industry and ICT. The objective is to provide guidance to young people and their parents regarding their further education, as well as to encourage public authorities and professional training providers to achieve a balance between business needs and the training courses they provide.

Funding

  • National funds
  • Employers' organisation

Involved actors

National government
Supported by the Ministry of Work, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.
Public employment services
Public Employment Service ADEM
Employer or employee organisations
Conducted by FEDIL - Business Federation Luxembourg in cooperation the Chamber of Commerce, the Luxembourg Banker's Association ABBL, Luxinnovation, the National Business Association UEL and the House of Training.

Effectiveness

The surveys have led to concrete outcomes regarding the anticipation of jobs. Following the detection of a need for manufacturing workers, training courses for jobseekers were organised. This involved a partnership between public authorities (ADEM, Ministry of Work, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Higher Education and Research) and private partners such as FEDIL, ABBL, CLC, Chamber of Commerce or the House of Training. Additional training has been implemented for security officers. In the construction sector, vocational training measures have also been organised as a result of this research. Specialised training in ICT has been implemented in schools. The University of Luxembourg has finally organised specific courses in technology. It has for instance been found that the level of qualification in the ICT sector has increased over the last years. In the latest 2020 survey, more participating companies than ever anticipated recruitments in the ICT sector in Luxembourg. 

Strengths

Since 2002, surveys are conducted every two years, and they alternate between the fields of industry and ICT. The last survey published in 2020 conducted by ABBL and FEDIL focuses on ICT. It gives an overview on the recruitment forecasted by the participating companies: the participating 168 interviewed companies expect to recruit 979 qualified ICT employees in the next two years, which represents an increase if compared to the prior survey.

Weaknesses

Despite that the surveys provide interesting indications about anticipating job creation in a particular sector of the economy, the small number of respondents has put their representativeness of the survey into question.

Példák

(2016) The skills of tomorrow in the field of ICTs. (2015) The skills of tomorrow in the field of industry. (2018) The skills of tomorrow in the field of ICTs. (2019) The skills of tomorrow in the field of industry. (2020) The skills of tomorrow in the field of ICTs.
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