Half of workers in Spain do not participate in an adequate Training program and updating their job skills, nor does he intend to do so. Another 16% would love to have this possibility, but for several reasons it is left out.
thirds of Spanish adults are not forming. This is the result of a report by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) that was announced yesterday. And it is a long-term risk of unpredictable consequences.
Spain is the country with the worst correspondence between the demand for competition from the business world and the offer of training, "says the OECD
In the face of the rise of new technologies, economic globalization and the aging of the population, the Paris-based organization believes that both the quantity and quality of jobs will evolve. Not only is it no longer the same job for life, but the professional skills acquired will not serve to recycle, if not improved and updated.
In the case of Spain, in addition, the OECD considers that it is very urgent to launch programs of this type and for two main reasons. One, is that Spanish society is getting old quickly. The dependency index will reach 71% in 2050. Second, because 51.9% of workers face a significant risk of automation.
51.9% of workers face a significant risk of automation
Also, the situation is delicate because those who do participate in the improvement of their professional skills (one third of all adults) are essentially those who already have skills. The unemployed full-length and adults little qualified, those who would need it the most, receive less training, so the system is not very inclusive.
Companies are also responsible for this mismatch. "While most Spanish companies are able to anticipate their future competency needs, the results of these analyzes are rarely used to plan the training offer. In fact, Spain is the country with the worst correspondence between the demand for competition from the business world and the offer of training, "says the OECD.
In OECD countries about half of adults do not receive training or even aspire to it
On a global scale, the challenge of extending the acquisition of knowledge throughout the working life is common to most Western economies. "Each year only two out of every five adults receive a training program," warns the organization, recalling that one in seven jobs is at risk of being automated in the coming years, while another 30% of jobs is susceptible to undergo transformations. "And yet, people who perform those occupations that are more likely to disappear form less (40%) than workers who have a job that is not threatened by technology (59%). In OECD countries about half of adults do not receive training or even aspire to it.
If you look at the figures by country, the results are surprising. Greece, Japan Y Slovakia They present good indicators in all the sections. Nordic countries, as Norway or DenmarkWith a lot of tradition in the welfare state and reputation of the educational system, they have weaknesses, either because the training does not work or because many are excluded.
The OECD establishes in all cases a series of recommendations, from protecting the weakest collectives, the unemployed and low-skilled workers to adjusting the training to the real needs of the companies. They also suggest guaranteeing public funding or tax subsidies to help companies in the implementation of these programs.