In 2000, at the World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal, 164 governments agreed on the Dakar Framework for Action, Education for All: Meeting our Collective Commitments, launching an ambitious agenda to reach six wide-ranging education goals by 2015. This report provides a complete assessment of progress towards the Framework’s goals. Looking forward, the report also identifies key factors that must be considered when planning and implementing the post-2015 global education agenda. Chapter 3 focuses on youth and adult skills. Young people need for decent jobs. Global efforts are needed to ensure that young people have the foundational skills required to enter the workforce and actively participating in society. The focus of this chapter is access and barriers to secondary education. It analyses which skills and values are required social progress. Education alternatives are suggested for people who have left school but still require skills development. The changing discourse on TVET and adult education is discussed.