Paris, 7 December 2016 – Commenting on the public release of the OECD 2015 PISA Survey Results, Charles Fadel, Chair of the Business at OECD (BIAC) Education Committee said “Employers around the world value the importance of data, and PISA, as a unique instrument in its reach and quality, is the respected influential benchmark which Business at OECD supports. Yet as the world continues evolving, so must PISA. Business at OECD will continue collaborating with the OECD to expand and improve the measures to other areas of 21st century relevance for employability: modern knowledge such as entrepreneurship and engineering; skills such as creativity, critical thinking, etc.; as well as character qualities such as ethics and leadership.”
Education and training are top priorities for business. It is imperative to prepare our young people for the rapidly changing dynamic work place of today and for the future. Investment in training and access to quality education for all are essential to foster innovation and inclusive growth in our economies. PISA is an important benchmark and comparative analysis towards this goal.
The link to the 2015 survey results can be accessed HERE.