The diminishing skill stocks due to retirement and recent dramatic economic, technological and socio-technical changes have resulted in a renewed interest in the human capital. There is now a general consensus that a well-educated workforce is the key to competitiveness and prosperity. The International Labour Conference of 2008 also concluded that skills development will be essential to address the opportunities and challenges and meet new demands of changing economies and new technologies in the context of globalization; and that a highly skilled workforce: “fuels innovation, productivity, increase in enterprise development, technological change, investment, diversification of the economy, and competitiveness that are needed to sustain and accelerate the creation of more and better jobs….and improve social cohesion”.
As a consequence of this growing interest in human capital the workforce development policy priorities of most countries have focused on raising skills levels, reforming the education and training systems, and improving qualifications systems. Increasingly, national occupational standards have emerged as a viable workforce development policy tool. More than 100 countries have developed or are in the process of developing a set of national occupational standards.
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