A great deal of learning is done by imitation. Babies start to sit up and crawl because they want to walk like their parents do. Toddlers try to repeat the syllables they hear around them, and that is how they learn to speak. Other skills require a more structured form of teaching and learning, found for example in schools, but also in companies and universities.
Knowledge and education are vital for a society to prosper. The labour market rewards a high level of education and skills.
According to OECD research, adults who have completed vocational training can expect to earn an average of 70 per cent more than those with no upper secondary education.
Demographic change makes it difficult for many companies to find skilled labour. How can they discover potential that has so far remained hidden in the labour market? What chances are there for young people to make their way in the professional world?