Sabia que a totalidade das medidas de apoio ao empreendedorismo, nas quais foram investidas centenas de milhões de euros, chegaram apenas a 1% dos desempregados oficialmente inscritos?
Nos últimos anos, o empreendedorismo tem-se apresentado como a saída para a crise do emprego. Multiplicaram-se programas públicos de apoio e promoção do empreendedorismo. O tema entrou nos currículos de todos os níveis de ensino, havendo até workshops de «empreendedorismo para bebés». O «espírito do empreendedorismo» foi acolhido nas políticas sociais e desenvolveu-se uma rede de instituições, plataformas e encontros destinados a disseminá-lo. Neste livro, dá-se conta deste processo, dos mitos que lhe estão associados e dos resultados concretos alcançados.
In “A Falácia do Empreendedorismo”, Adriano Campos e José Soeiro
The six areas where the PES could do more include identification, orientation, profiling, verification, matching, and training. Each area is described in more detail below.
Skill identification at the labor market level (developing and managing labor market information): Changes in labor market dynamics have prompted an expansion of the labor information role toward introducing tools to assess imbalances between skill supply and demand.
Skill orientation (making information on skills available): The new labor market dynamics call for a life-cycle approach to careers guidance.
Skill profiling (identifying an individual’s skills, including soft skills and skills acquired through nonformal learning): Changing labor market demands and the reality of an increasing number of transitions through peoples’ lifetimes have drawn attention to the need for profiling to identify transferable skills.
Skill verification: The process of verifying skills is moving away from validating qualifications obtained through formal learning processes with diplomas toward validating qualifications obtained through nonformal learning methods. Public employment services need to develop competences and better link to existing skills evaluation and certification services.
Skill matching (matching job seekers and vacancies by incorporating information on peoples’ skills): Public employment services need to be able to better match jobseekers to appropriate jobs while eliminating labour market barriers such as a lack of employability (i.e., work readiness).
Skills development: Training is becoming an increasingly important responsibility for public employment services, which also have the potential to become a gateway for life-long learning.
In “World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES)”
The book I know my parents or grandparents wish they had read in the 1960s would have described what globalization was going to do to the world. The book I wish I had read as I left college more than 20 years ago would have told me what the Internet and digitization were going to do to the world. This book explores the industries that will drive the next 20 years of change to our economies and societies. Its chapters are built around key industries of the future – robotics, advanced life sciences, the code-ification of money, cybersecurity, and big data – as well as the geopolitical, cultural, and generational contexts out of which they are emerging. I chose these industries not only because they are important in their own right but because they are also symbolic of larger global trends and symbiotic among each other.
Last, the book looks forward to explore what interventions we can make in our children’s lives to best prepare them for success in a world of increasing change and competition. Parenting is the most important job that a person can have, and our children will grow up to inherit a world that looks much different from our own. We can draw from the wisdom of the innovators profiled in these pages to prepare both ourselves and our children for what’s coming in the next economy—for the economy that begins now.
In “The Industries of the Future”, Alec Ross
But before you start checking flight prices, the first step is to find a visa. Australia’s skilled occupations list shows which workers are most in demand. If your occupation is on the list you can make an expression of interest after which the Australian government (or a specific state or territory) may allow you to move permanently.
One of the most common ways to move to Australia is the temporary skilled visa (457 visa), which allows companies to sponsor employees from abroad for up to four years if their skills are in demand. A list of the jobs eligible for a 457 visa can be found on the consolidated skilled occupation lists.
If you are under 31 and don’t see your job on the skilled occupation list or struggle to find a company to employ you before you move, there is always the option of a working holiday visa, which entitles you to live and work in Australia for a year.
In “Home and away: a guide to moving to Australia for work”