OECD report recommends Italy to invest more in training for the future of work

The report ‘Adult Learning in Italy: What Role for Training Funds?’, published on 11 March, states that digitalisation and globalization are rapidly changing the skills needed by workers. As a consequence of the introduction of technologies in workplaces, 15.2% of job positions have an imminent risk of automation, while 35.5% may suffer relevant changes to how they are performed. Currently, according to the report, only 20% of adults participate in job-relating training in Italy, which is half the OECD average. This percentage is even lower for low-skilled adults: 9.5%. Based on this data, the Italian government should address the challenge of unskilled workers by investing more in adult learning and making it public policy.