Skills development

Skills for Prosperity in South-East Asia Programme

This ILO-led programme funded by the United Kingdom Government aims to contribute to increasing national capacity to achieve sustained and inclusive growth through the enhancement of skills development and technical and vocational education and training systems.

A person with a disability from Toledo City on the Philippine island of Cebu works at a construction site. © ILO

Employing effective financing mechanisms for skills development can tackle inequality woes, says a new ILO report.
Governments, policy makers, and the social partners should consider reviewing and adopting the use of financial mechanisms—existing at home or implemented elsewhere—for skills development and lifelong learning to enhance participation of disadvantaged groups of people, a new global report of the International Labour Organization (ILO) finds. Read more

Latest news

A new wave of traditional mat-making sweeps through a Philippine town
The ILO-UK Skills for Prosperity Programme has helped locals produce and sell premium, high-quality hand-woven products and thus earn a decent wage. Read more

How I overcame gender discrimination in my construction job
As a woman in the construction industry, I have had to deal with verbal criticism, bullying and discrimination. They think I am not fit for the job. Read more

Single mother to construction worker builds family’s future
Motivated to broaden her horizons and build her family's future by upskilling and increasing her income, a 49-year-old woman joined and benefited from ILO skills training. Read more

Tackling Malaysia’s digital divide
The ILO and the Malaysian government has teamed up to give TVET a digital upgrade. Read more

Changing lives, breaking glass ceilings
A construction firm's leader shares her career journey in the male-dominated industry. Read more