PROJECT WAS RUNNING IN VARIOUS COUNTRIESIndonesia, Cambodia, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam
Economies around the world, including those of the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), are undergoing a period of massive structural change. The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted labour markets, and the emergence of new technologies rapidly changes economic and social contexts. Service sectors such as hospitality/ tourism, but also other labour market sectors show strong declines, and female workers are particularly hard hit. The substitution of human labour is progressing and will foreseeably make numerous occupations either obsolete or lead to a different design. Policymakers, implementing vocational training institutions and companies see themselves increasingly challenged to plan and provide an expanded range of upskilling and reskilling offers in a short period of time, which qualify workers and unemployed and ensure that emerging needs of the labour market are met.
With ICON-INSTITUT’s contributions, ASEAN policy dialogue, strategy development and capacity building in the area of upskilling, reskilling and skills anticipation gets enriched. The project collects and analysis up-to-date information on the strategic and operational situation in the region and selected ASEAN member states, provides a conceptual framework, and puts forward recommendations for action to decision-makers. Digitalisation and gender aspects receive specific attention in the subsequent transformation processes.