A central pillar of ILO's goal of creating opportunities for women and men for decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity is education and training. ILO's dynamic instrument, ILO Recommendation No. 195 focuses on education, training and lifelong learning and addresses the challenges we all face in acquiring knowledge and skills and developing the employability of the workforce. According to the ILO, lifelong learning ensures that the individual's skills and competencies are
maintained and improved as work, technology and skills requirements change, ensures the personal and career development of workers2.
This papers presents how education, skills training and lifelong can help economies achieve a dynamic growth with quality jobs, significantly promote the interests of its people, make enterprises competitive as well as be important tools for reducing poverty and social exclusion.