News, articles and events

  1. © ILO 2024

    ILOSTAT blog

    Insights into youth participation in work-based learning

    24 January 2024

    The ILO has released new indicators on work-based learning (WBL) and vocational education, offering statistical insights into youth participation in various forms of WBL including apprenticeships.

  2. © ILO 2024

    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.

  3. Event

    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.

  4. © 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.

  5. Regional workshop

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

    22 - 23 February 2023

  6. Event

    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.

  7. Event

    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

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    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.

  9. © ILO 2024


    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.

  10. News

    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