Skills

Glossary Term

Skills

The Education for All Global Monitoring Report defines 3 types of skills relevant to education: 1) Foundation skills: these include the literacy and numeracy skills necessary for getting work and are also a prerequisite for continuing in education and training, and for acquiring transferable and technical and vocational skills that enhance the prospect of getting good jobs. 2) Transferable skills: including the ability to solve problems, communicate ideas and information effectively, be creative, show leadership and conscientiousness, and demonstrate entrepreneurial capabilities, people need these skills to adapt to different work environments and so improve their chances of staying in gainful employment. 3) Technical and vocational skills: Many jobs require specific technical know-how, from growing vegetables to using a sewing machine, laying bricks or using a computer.