Labour Market Institute (LMI): Activity 5 – System for Analyses and Forecasts of Skill Needs

Since March 31, 2007 till July 31, 2008

Contact person: Ing. Věra Czesaná CSc.

The objective of the LMI project, which run in five pilot regions was to streamline public employment services and improve their quality and accessibility for various groups of clients. Partners in the project included the National Training Fund, the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

The National Observatory implemented Activity 5 which was focused on proposing a system for regular analyses and forecasts of skill needs in the labour market, and for their use by employment services in their operations. The work included evaluation of foreing approaches to analyses and forecasts, and a proposal for methods to be employed in the CR.

Moreover, a proposal was made for incorporating the analyses into the system of public employment services, the methodology was piloted and a web-based portal developed in Czech and English version

On 24 September the National Observatory organised a workshop in Prague concerned with the outputs and recommendations generated by sectoral studies carried out as part of the LMI project. The workshop was attended by a number of education experts, decision-makers, representatives of CzechInvest, and others. The following topics were addressed:

A.  A system for forecasting skill needs and its use by the public sector,
B. The future and competitiveness of electrical engineering and ICT services,
C. The demand for and supply of occupations and skills in the labour market in future