Find here key and commonly used skills-related terms and concepts with their definitions.

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Obsolescence (skills obsolescence)

Situations where the skills previously required in the labour market are no longer required or their importance has been reduced

Off-the-job training

Training and development activities away from the individual’s immediate workplace, whether on the company’s premises or elsewhere

On-the-job training

Informal training and development activities that occur in the workplace of an individual

Overqualification

Circumstances in the labour market where a person has a higher qualification level than required by their current job (see Underqualification)

Overskilling

Circumstances in the labour market where a person has more skills than required by their current job and their skills are not fully utilised (see Underskilling)