What's new

May 2023

  1. Event

    Skills for the Indonesian Maritime Sector: The Strategic Involvement of Industries

    The purpose of the event is to share key findings from the sub-sectoral skills analysis for the shipbuilding, international logistics and seafaring maritime sub-sectors and to launch the sub-sectoral skills analysis reports.

  2. Event

    UK Skills for Prosperity Programme TVET Collaboration Dissemination Event

    The purpose of the event is to showcase the collaborations with national and institutional institutions, highlighting milestones and impacts to polytechnics and industries.

  3. Press release

    ILO supports polytechnics through international partnerships to develop an inclusive, competitive and sustainable Indonesian maritime workforce

    23 May 2023

    Through a programme funded by UK government, the ILO has been partnering with the Indonesian polytechnics, industry and international academic institutions to build competent, productive and competitive human capital in maritime sector.

April 2023

  1. 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.

  2. News

    With upgraded infrastructure and capacity, vocational training centres in Kenya are creating better job prospects for youth

    04 April 2023

    With the support of ILO PROSPECTS, vocational training centres are being equipped with the latest machinery and infrastructure facilities, while staff are being trained to deliver industry-relevant competency-based curricula. These investments will reduce the skills gap and improve employability of host and refugee community youth in the region.

March 2023

  1. News

    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.

February 2023

  1. © AVSI Foundation 2024


    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Virtual Event

    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.

January 2023

  1. Regional workshop

    Strengthening apprenticeship systems in the informal economy in Africa to promote quality, innovation and transitions to formality

  2. Event

    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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

December 2022

  1. Press release

    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

  2. Event

    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.

  3. News

    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.

  4. Press release

    Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth

    05 December 2022

    Boosting youth employability through digital skills

November 2022

  1. Event

    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

  2. Event

    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.

  3. COP27

    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.