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Employability

Last update : 22.02.2016

Definition

Combination of factors which enable individuals to progress towards or get into employment, to stay in employment and to progress during their careers.

Comment: employability of individuals depends on:
  • personal attributes (including adequacy of knowledge and skills);
  • how these personal attributes are presented on the labour market;
  • environmental and social contexts (incentives and opportunities offered to update and validate their knowledge and skills); and
  • the economic context.

Source: Cedefop (2014) "Terminology of European education and training policy: A selection of 130 key terms"