Report "OECD Skill Strategy: Poland" has been presented by the Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Ludger Schuknecht at an international conference in Warsaw on December, 11.

The report "OECD Skills Strategy: Poland" is an important source for the detailed part of the Integrated Skills Strategy (Zintegrowana Strategia Umiejętności, ZSU) currently being developed in Poland under supervision of the Ministry of National Education and in cooperation with the Educational Research Institute (IBE). The goal of ZSU is to define a coherent policy for shaping and developing in Poland the skills necessary to strengthen social capital, social inclusion, economic growth and achieve a high quality of life. The government approved the general part of the ZSU in January 2019.

The report was prepared by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) with cooperation of Polish stakeholders, the Ministry of National Education and the Educational Research Institute. It presents a diagnosis of existing measures supporting skills development and recommendations tailored to the specific needs of Poland, based on good practices in other countries.

The OECD report focuses on four priority areas relating to the improvement of Poland's skills achievement, which have been identified by the OECD in cooperation with the Polish government. These are:

  1. Increasing the effectiveness of the education system's response to labour market needs.
  2. Supporting greater participation in all forms of adult learning.
  3. Strengthening the use of skills in Polish enterprises.
  4. Strengthening the management of the skills system in Poland.

The implementation of the premises of the Integrated Skills Strategy should contribute to increasing by 2030 the number of young people and adults with the appropriate skills to achieve this objective, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, jobs and entrepreneurship. (Objective 4.4. of the United Nation’s “Agenda for Sustainable Development 2030”).

Based on information provided at the IBE website.