International Technical Cooperation

Projecting Tomorrow's Workforce Needs


May 6 - 10, 2013

Application deadline

April 6, 2013




This seminar is designed primarily for economists, statisticians, researchers, analysts, and managers working with labor force statistics in national statistical programs. Participants should have an elementary knowledge of statistics and experience in analyzing labor or social data.


To enhance the participants' ability to develop and analyze data for projecting future workforce needs by:

Program content

This seminar focuses on the use of various sources of data for projecting future workforce needs, and on the analysis of projections for planning and developing human resources programs and policies.

The program begins by describing various sources of workforce information, their uses and adequacy, the methods of collecting and classifying the information, and the analysis and adjustment of data for use in workforce projections. A portion of this seminar will be devoted to methods and techniques of projecting workforce needs by industry and occupation. This will include a study of the techniques for developing workforce supply and demand projections for semiskilled, skilled, and high-level technical and professional categories of workers so that training needs may be determined.

The application of employment projections and supply of workforce also will be covered in the seminar, including the development of policies and programs for education and training, employment services, and employment opportunities.

The seminar includes discussions on the following topics:

Projecting the labor force

Projecting workforce supply

Projecting workforce demand

Workforce training programs

Employment programs

Career guidance publications

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