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Good Practice Guide

It is important to have programmes for lower-skilled employees in workplaces because of the need to:

  • upskill workers throughout their working lives, particularly as the age of the working population increases
  • bring equity to training delivery so that lower-skilled workers have access to training in the way their counterparts with higher skills do
  • mitigate against the barriers (financial, time, opportunity cost) that lower-skilled workers face in accessing education outside of work (Martin, 2018).

Martin, J. (2018). Skills for the 21st century: Findings and policy lessons from the OECD survey of adult skills. OECD Education Working Paper No.166. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.