National Center for Human Resources Development Unveils Studies on Economic Sectors

National Center for Human Resources Development Unveils Studies on Economic Sectors
Amman - The National Center for Human Resources Development, under the Higher Council For Science And Technology (HCST), has issued its eighth-stage studies for various economic sectors for 2023-2025. These studies aim to identify the quantitative and qualitative gaps between supply and demand for each profession.اضافة اعلان

Supported and coordinated by the Technical and Vocational Skills Development Commission and sectoral skills councils, the studies cover sectors such as tourism, the food, beverage, and tobacco industry, jewelry, printing and packaging, and motor vehicle maintenance and repair.

The findings align with the strategic growth drivers outlined in the Economic Modernization Vision and are consistent with the National Strategy for Human Resources Development 2016-2025, which emphasizes the need to develop and reform the vocational and technical education and training sector.

Professor Abdullah Ababneh, head of the center, highlighted the significance of these studies in revealing the realities of the Jordanian labor market. The studies provide insights into available job opportunities, required labor characteristics -including gender and disability considerations - and necessary skills and training for each profession. They also detail the number of graduates from education and training institutions per profession.

Ababneh noted that these studies are crucial for decision-makers in designing training programs for employment and for education and training institutions to align their academic plans with market needs.

Initiated in 2013, these sectoral studies are the first of their kind at both national and Arab levels. They employ a methodology that includes representative samples for each sector, based on the latest sampling framework from the Department of Statistics. Data collection is conducted at the governorate level in Jordan, and each sector study is overseen by a technical committee representing both supply and demand sides, as well as relevant institutions.

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