Here's an interesting and more recent read on skills hiring managers from the top 50 linked-in companies are looking for.
Important sites to visit:
OECD: Employment and skills Strategies in Southeast Asia
UNEVOC: International Cooperation in Skills Development
Institute for Public Policy Research
Sharing with you some of the well researched and highly informative articles on skills development:
Engaging Private Sector in Skills Development
Towards a New Global World of Skills Development
2012: The Year of Global Reports on TVET, Skills & Jobs - Consensus or Diversity?
VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – THE SINGAPORE EXPERIENCE - DR LAW SONG SENG
Paving the Fourth Way: The Singapore Story
Skills Development Pathways in Asia
OECD Skills Outlook 2013
OECD Skills Outlook 2013 Key Findings
OECD Reviews of Technical and Vocational Education and Training
A New Life for Welding