5th Employment Policy Research Symposium, 11-12 May 2023
Employment policies for social justice
The 2023 Symposium, organized in partnership with the European Commission's (EC) Joint Research Centre (JRC), focuses on the theme of employment policies and social justice. The Symposium will highlight the latest thinking on how integrated national employment policies tailored to the circumstances of countries promote inclusive transitions and social justice.
Launched, three short films on benefits of apprenticeship programme for both business and youth
13 March 2023
The ILO in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower and the Indonesian Employers’ Association (Apindo) jointly promote the benefits of industry-based apprenticeship programme through a series of short films.
As a refugee, my new skills have given my family hope
28 February 2023
When her husband was killed in 2009, Angelique Kahindo fled the Democratic Republic of Congo with her children to a refugee settlement in Uganda. For years she had no income, but a new opportunity for an apprenticeship has given her the skills and courage to set up her own tailoring business.
One year of war in Ukraine
“Professional Education Online” – a new and innovative digital platform to sustain TVET education in Ukraine
21 February 2023
Ukraine strives to maintain access to technical vocational education and training during the war with ILO’s commitment and support. A new online platform assists 225,000 TVET students in keeping up with their studies.
Launch of the Employment Policy Action Facility (EPAF)
The launch of the Employment Policy Action Facility (EPAF) aims at increasing awareness of ILO’s support to member States on comprehensive employment policies, including in the areas of employment diagnostics, policy design, implementation, financing, and monitoring.
Strengthening apprenticeship systems in the informal economy in Africa to promote quality, innovation and transitions to formality
Soft-Launch of Handbook and Knowledge Sharing Workshop on GEDSI integration into Learning Process in the Polytechnic
The overall objective of the soft launch and training workshop are at improving equity in access to maritime education, training and employment of under-represented groups including women and promoting social inclusion at maritime workplaces
Convention No. 190 and vocational training
Sexual harassment measures implemented in Indonesia polytechnics
23 January 2023
The ILO has helped develop measures to address sexual harassment and violence in Indonesia’s higher education institutes.
Technical and vocational education and training and skills development
Study tour strengthens vocational education collaboration between Indonesia and the United Kingdom
19 January 2023
Enhancing institutional knowledge sharing and capacity building, the ILO-UK Skills for Prosperity programme in Indonesia facilitated study visits for polytechnic leaders and lectures to academic partners in the UK.
ILO and the Government of Norway sign a new partnership agreement on skills development and lifelong learning
15 December 2022
Strategic partnership to facilitate access to and transitions in the labour market in six countries in the Africa and Arab States region
Masterclass Series The SKILLS Bridge - Episode 2: Digital transformations: Modernising apprenticeships and matching the needs of the digital economy
The Masterclass series serves as a unique platform to take stock of innovative approaches, identify new practices, and evaluate recent developments in the dual VET and apprenticeship ecosystems.
Tripartite workshop for the pilot on recognition and harmonization of occupational standards in the agriculture and construction sectors of Ghana, Nigeria, and Togo
07 December 2022
Under the Global Programme on Skills and Lifelong Learning (GPSL3) funded by Norway, tripartite constituents from Ghana, Nigeria and Togo met in Accra on the 30th of November 2022, to strengthen the skills partnership between the three countries active since 2019 and promote skills portability and recognition in the region.
Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth
05 December 2022
Boosting youth employability through digital skills
The SKILLS Bridge - Episode 2: Digital transformations: Modernising apprenticeships and matching the needs of the digital economy
The SKILLS Bridge: Harnessing the potential of public and private sectors through dual VET Systems and Quality Apprenticeships
First Global Careers Month kicks off on 8 November
The first Global Careers Month is being launched in November. Organized jointly by the Inter-Agency Career Guidance Working Group, the initiative aims to shine a spotlight on the importance of career guidance in helping individuals access decent work, careers, and the support they need to plan and develop their careers. The event runs from 8 November to 13 December.
Youth initiatives win IsDB-ILO prizes for innovative ideas on green jobs and skills
13 November 2022
The winners, who received their prizes at the COP27 UN Climate Change Conference, had responded to a joint IsDB-ILO Challenge Call aiming to build skills required for green jobs and promote youth participation in a just transition to a green economy.
ILO participates at the Global Lifelong Learning Summit 2022
10 November 2022
ILO SKILLS participates in Singapore’s Global Lifelong Learning Summit 2022 with a workshop on “Micro-credentials: Promoting lifelong learning and careers”.
COP27 Event – How can we green skills for a just transition?
Jobs and career guidance
First Global Careers Month to highlight importance of investing in career guidance
08 November 2022
The Inter-Agency Career Guidance Working Group (IAG CGWG) has launched the first Global Careers Month, which will run from 8 November to 13 December.
COP27 Event - Check your skills readiness for a just transition
Do you want to know how ready you are for a just transition? The ILO, European Training Foundation (ETF) and LinkedIn will host a two-way knowledge exchange session through a panel session which will be followed by a small competition on finding creative solutions for greening jobs and skills for a just transition. The session will focus on discussing how the world of work is transitioning towards a greener economy, what jobs and skills are most in demand, how education and training, particularly TVET plays a crucial role in the transition and how countries are preparing their current and future workforce for the green transition. It is expected to expand the collective knowledge and build community of ideas on the green and just transition with skills perspective while triggering new thoughts and discover innovative solutions for greening jobs and skills for a just transition. The winners of the competition will receive a package of souvenirs.