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Entrepreneurship & Skills for Employment

Professional development, skills training for employment and career development, technical and vocational education and training (TVET), adults’ education, entrepreneurship and other workplace-related practical training help connect the gap between the workforce and the labour market. While education inequity can multiply the socio-economic inequality of labour, professional development can help narrow the disparity.

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Formal education of many countries provides the technical with vocational education and training to prepare their adolescents and youths for specific skills required by the labor markets. People who have entered a career or unable to have a career also need to continue their learning. The University of California, San Francisco has produced the Professional Development Guide which refers to professional development as the process of identifying goals and learning new skills to help the learners proceed and succeed at work, as well as skill training for employment and career development. Adult learning and lifelong learning include reskilling and upskilling, helping adult learners in both the quality of life and work.

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Entrepreneurship is another quality that will help one achieve in business, either as an employer or employee. It is the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of an entrepreneur in setting up a business and learning to manage risks and returns. An entrepreneur obviously needs the entrepreneurship to run an enterprise. Employees also need it to initiate, innovate, and shine in companies.

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This section offers news, information, case studies, and practical examples of entrepreneurship, professional development, skills for employment, career advancement, TVET and apprenticeship, upskilling, reskilling and cross-skilling, and managed by governments and organizations, companies, and educational institutions. Takeaways from this section can help identify the skill gap needs of individuals and the labour market in bigger pictures. Governments can prepare the workforce with more competence; education institutions and educators can prepare their students for the job market and avoid skill mismatches. Individuals can look for self-improvement methods.

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Key Resources

Professional Development Guide by UCSF

The World Bank Group’s article about lifelong learning

UNESCO Bangkok’s online platform for lifelong learning

Investopedia’s business essentials guide to entrepreneurship

Levels of Education

Vocational Education
Secondary Education
Primary Education
Non-Formal Education
Higher Education
Early Childhood and Pre-Primary Education