Skills Policy – Advice and Analysis on Vocational Education and Training

Skills Policy Ltd was established as an independent company in 2016 by Simon Field to provide a service of research, analysis and advice on the international comparison of skills systems, including vocational education and training and apprenticeship systems.

Simon Field is a leading expert on the international comparative analysis of country skills systems. As leader of the OECD’s work on vocational education and training over many years he led reviews of vocational skills systems in more than 30 countries throughout the world. He is the lead author of two major comparative reports on country skills systems in Learning for Jobs and Skills beyond School as well as many reviews of individual countries. He is now the founder and Director of Skills Policy.

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What we do

We undertake research, prepare reports and offer advice on skills policy, vocational training, adult learning and basic skills based on extensive global experience.

We can provide tailored advice, analysis and review on topics such as workbased learning, the teaching and training workforce, qualification systems and frameworks, partnerships with employers and trade unions, postsecondary programmes and pathways to higher education, recognition of prior learning, embedding basic literacy and numeracy in vocational programmes.

Recent and current work by Skills Policy and Simon Field includes work with the OECD on apprenticeship in England and Israel, and on Costa Rica’s education system; with UNESCO on pathways between TVET and higher education; and with the World Bank on vocational reform in Poland.

Skills Policy Ltd was established as an independent company in 2016 by Simon Field to provide a service of research, analysis and advice on the international comparison of skills systems, including vocational education and training and apprenticeship systems.

Contacts

Emails

simonfield100@gmail.com,

skillspolicy@gmail.com

Telephone (+33) 6 30 37 30 12