What does PIAAC tell us about an education gap among people with learning disabilities?

Low educational attainment and high school dropout rates are factors that affect the skills level of people with learning disabilities. According to the OECD Technical Report, PIAAC uses the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) for each level of educational attainment, and enables researchers to convert each of those levels to total years of schooling

What does PIAAC tell us about skills gap among people with learning disabilities?

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice reported, in 2001, that within the juvenile justice population 70% suffer from learning disabilities and 33% are reading below the 4th grade level. Almost two decades after that report, the situation has not substantially improved, and the school-to-prison pipeline has not been stopped. The 2012/14 PIAAC survey shows that the

From PIAAC to Linkage between School and the Labor Market

In a world in which millions of people are unemployed while many employers complain that they cannot find qualified workers, something is obviously out of balance. One of those issues is the match between the supply of and demand for skills. (OECD, PIAAC, 2016) Over the past week, we have attempted to provide policy makers

Apprenticeship Model—Narrowing the Skills Gap and Making School More Relevant (Part 2)

“When the German engineering company Siemens Energy opened a gas turbine production plant in Charlotte, N.C., some 10,000 people showed up at a job fair for 800 positions. But fewer than 15 percent of the applicants were able to pass a reading, writing and math screening test geared toward a ninth-grade education.”     This report

Apprenticeships—Narrowing the Skills Gap and Making School More Relevant (Part 1)

“When the ladies from the business office came in to show us how they use spreadsheets in their job, the lesson became something that I need to learn because I will use it one day.” This remark was made by a high-school student from Alabama, one of the interviewees in a recent qualitative study on