Areas of work
Quality apprenticeships based on robust social dialogue and public-private partnerships can improve employment prospects for young people while developing high-level skills identified by employers as necessary for growth and increased productivity.
Upgrading informal apprenticeship
The ILO’s Department of Skills and Employability is working with constituents to upgrade existing informal apprenticeship systems. Apprenticeship systems in the informal economy are widespread and in some African countries account for 90 percent of the national skills provision.
Standard-setting on apprenticeships
Considering the regulatory gap on apprenticeships, the ILO Governing Body, at its 334th Session in October - November 2018, decided to place a standard-setting item related to apprenticeships on the agenda of the International Labour Conference for a double discussion in 2021 and 2022.