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111th International Labour Conference
Make social justice a priority issue on the global agenda, says ILO Director-General
05 June 2023
ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, emphasized the need to build a Coalition for Social Justice to fight growing inequalities, at the opening session of the 111th International Labour Conference.
Promoting Quality Industry-based Apprenticeship: Video Launch and Talkshow for Industries and Trade Unions
7 March 2023
The video screening is aimed to raise the awareness of policymakers and social partners on quality industry-based apprenticeships to improve skilled labour and to promote quality industry-based apprenticeship programmes.
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.
Strengthening apprenticeship systems in the informal economy in Africa to promote quality, innovation and transitions to formality
22 - 23 February 2023
Masterclass Series The SKILLS Bridge - Episode 2: Digital transformations: Modernising apprenticeships and matching the needs of the digital economy
7 December 2022
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.
The SKILLS Bridge - Episode 2: Digital transformations: Modernising apprenticeships and matching the needs of the digital economy
7 December 2022
The SKILLS Bridge: Harnessing the potential of public and private sectors through dual VET Systems and Quality Apprenticeships
110th International Labour Conference
International Labour Conference closes with “remarkable harvest of achievements”
11 June 2022
The Director-General told delegates that the 110th International Labour Conference had made history with its work on safety and health, apprenticeships, and labour standards, among other areas.
An apprenticeship changed my life
06 June 2022
When war broke out in Yemen, the factory where Muhammad Taher Muhammad al-Tahri worked shut down. His job search was going nowhere, until he joined an apprenticeship programme in solar panel maintenance and installation.
Apprenticeship brings a new dawn for host community and refugee youth in Uganda
25 February 2022
The ILO, with support from the government of the Netherlands and participation of the government of Uganda, employers and training institutes, has been able to place 95 hotel management apprentices in 40 hotels to gain on-the-job experience
Refugee and host community apprentices graduate in Alexandria, Egypt
13 October 2021
On 7th August 2021, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Vocational Training and Employment Centre (VTEC) of the Alexandria Business Association (ABA) celebrated the graduation of 42 trainees from an apprenticeship programme being implemented in the context of the PROSPECTS programme.