October 8, 2013, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its initial findings from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) – the most comprehensive and ambitious survey of adult (16-65) skills ever undertaken amongst OECD countries. The survey provides Canada - and the other 24 countries surveyed - a unique opportunity to not only measure skill levels, but examine how skills are used at work and the relationships between skills and socioeconomic outcomes. The survey results also allow for an examination how well education and training systems are succeeding in generating the skills measured in the survey and how public policy might improve their effectiveness.
- Essential Skills Ontario's PIAAC: International Results Summary
- OECD's PIAAC Database
- OECD's Skills Outlook 2013: First Results from the Survey of Adult Skills
- OECD's Skilled for Life? Key Findings from the Survey of Adult Skills
- Statistic Canada's Skills in Canada: First Results from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)
For more information please visit http://skills.oecd.org/skillsoutlook.html