Title: Occupational Profiles in the eEconomy. Deliverable 7.3 / Final report: Understanding occupations in the information age
Authors: Bollen, An
Huys, Rik
Ramioul, Monique
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: STILE Project
Abstract: Striving for economic growth and employment opportunities, policy makers put forward a better match between supply and demand on the labour market as a key objective. For this they are in need of in-depth and updated insight into tasks and competence requirements. Occupational profiles make a clear overview of tasks and related competence requirements of a certain occupation. These overviews are used by empoyment offices, training institutes, educational institutes etc. as a basis for developing programmes that are focused at ‘tackling the skills gap’.<br> The STILE-project has taken up the challenge to develop a profile of two occupations that are typical for the ‘New economy’. In the contemporary economic environment boundaries between economic sectors are blurring and technological developments change with great strides. Providing clear and well-defined occupational profiles is not obvious in the current socio-economic circumstances. Working on occupational profiles of ICT-occupations in an international comparative perspective has led to three important results. First of all the project resulted in a profile of customer technical support and web development & -maintenance. Second, the work made it possible to identify opportunities and limitations of existing profiling methods for getting insight into occupations that emerged in the ‘New economy’. This resulted in recommendations for profiling occupations. Third, the project has evolved interesting questions for other international comparative research on the occupations that were studied.<br> The final report deals with these three outcomes.
ISBN: 90-5550-396-7
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: ABa
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