WHAT ARE SCARCE AND CRITICAL SKILLS
Scarce skills exist when there are not enough skilled people to do particular jobs within an industry. This could be because there are no skilled people available for these jobs or that work seekers applying for the jobs do not fit the employment criteria.
Scarce skills can be a result of absolute scarcity, which means that there are no people in the labour market to do the job. This could be due to the fact that the job is newly emerging, or that there are no people enrolled to acquire those skills. Relative scarcity means that skilled people are available in the labour market, but that they do not satisfy the employment criteria, such as willingness to relocate, equity criteria, or experience.
CRITICAL SKILLS (TOP-UP SKILLS) ?
- are skills that people already working within the sector or a particular occupation need in order to carry out their duties, but do not have.
CRITICAL SKILLS CAN MEAN:
- Key or generic skills such as problem solving, language and literacy, time management, self-management, teamwork, etc.
Occupationally-specific top-up skills required for performing a job that could have arisen due to the changing nature of technology or new forms of work organisations, such as Information and Communication Technology, Project Management, Financial Management, etc.
Click here for the list of skills that are considered to be scarce in the Food and Beverages Manufacturing Sector