News, articles and events

  1. ILO 100 on skills development

    Five Indonesian trade union confederations declare their support to the quality apprenticeship

    01 July 2019

    Trade unions have an important, strategic role in ensuring the implementation of the quality apprenticeship in the country. Five trade unions confederations have declared their supports.

  2. ILO 100 on skills development

    Bridging Indonesia's skills gap through partnership between industry - vocational education and training

    26 June 2019

    Skills mismatch is one of the reasons of unemployment in Indonesia. Skills needs of enterprises are often not well-communicated or understood by technical education and vocational training (TVET).

  3. Event

    Promoting Quality Apprenticeship and Industries - Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) Partnership on Quality Skills Development

    26 June 2019

    One of the strategic areas of ILO’s assistance to Indonesia is in the field of skills development to strengthen the national vocational strategy. The key element on the vocational strategy requires strong partnership between Industry and TVET.

  4. ILO Research Department Seminar

    Direct and indirect effects of a subsidized apprenticeship program

    25 June 2019

    Evaluations of employment programs usually focus on direct impacts on participants, but potential indirect effects are rarely quantified. This paper analyzes how the introduction of a subsidized apprenticeship program in Côte d’Ivoire impacts youths’ decision to enter apprenticeship and firms’ demand for apprentices in the short-term. The experiment simultaneously randomized whether apprenticeship positions opened by firms were filled by the program, and whether interested youths were assigned to a formal apprenticeship. This design allows for estimating whether individuals forgo other apprenticeship opportunities (windfall effects), and whether firms replace other apprentices with program participants (substitution effects). We find both effects to be moderate. A framework shows how they combine. Overall, 0.74 to 0.77 apprenticeship position is created per subsidized apprentice. This shows that the intervention expands access to apprenticeships and increases the net number of positions in firms. The subsidy offsets foregone labor earnings while youth are in formal apprenticeships. At the same time, the net value of work provided by apprentices increases, pointing to large indirect effects in firms.

  5. Press release

    Quality apprenticeship workshop: renaissance for youth employment challenges in the new context in China

    23 May 2019

    The ILO hosted quality apprenticeship workshop to assist its Chinese partners in addressing youth employment issues in the new context.

  6. Employment Seminar Series

    Skills Development and the Future of Work in Bangladesh

    12 April 2019

    This seminar provided a platform to exchange lessons learned on skills development and discuss policy responses by the Government of Bangladesh in the context of the Future of Work.

  7. ILO 100 on skills development

    Sensitizing journalists on quality apprenticeship

    13 March 2019

    To better engage journalists and media organizations on issues related to quality apprenticeship, the ILO organized a two-day media training that would be followed by a media fellowship programme.

  8. Event

    Media Training and Media Fellowship on Promoting Quality Apprenticeship

    9 - 10 March 2019

    Skills mismatch and school to work transition is considered to be the main challenge and there is huge commitment from the Government of Indonesia to address this issue through apprenticeship.

  9. News

    Apprenticeship scheme offers Jordanian and Syrian women chance to sell to IKEA

    08 November 2018

    A new ILO-supported sewing and embroidery apprenticeship programme in Jordan aims to boost employment and livelihood opportunities for vulnerable Jordanian and Syrian women.

  10. Our impact, their voices

    From young informal worker to qualified hotel employee

    19 September 2018

    ILO’s support for quality apprenticeships is making decent work a reality for young people in Tanzania. Now, as part of the search for more solutions to Africa’s youth employment challenge, the global initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth is calling for research ideas.