Having on account the demands and trends of the regional labor market, and given the need to identify and put in practice the best models and strategies to develop and strengthen soft skills of the workforce, the “APEC Knowledge Network on Best Practices for Employability Soft-Skills Development” (SOFT-SKILLS NET) is a space for sharing relevant information that contribute to boost the capacity of experts, researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to delineate and implement programmes aimed to enhance workforce employability.
The SOFT-SKILL NET will be primarily conceived as a digital platform that will be feed with data and information provided by specialist from APEC economies willing to share studies and researches on soft skills development with emphasis in enhancement of workforce employability. It will provide a digital mechanism to promote and facilitate the dissemination of studies on the subject, and to communicate and bring together experts on the field. Further on, through the experts network, and in synergy with other APEC projects, it will foster jointly research initiatives on soft skills development.
The project on SOFT-SKILL NET is proposed to initiate on April 2017, and to be implemented, in its first stage, by June 2018.