Supporting Skills and Career Development of Under-represented Groups: Equal Access to Training and Career Development Opportunities

This webinar aims to raise awareness to HR practitioners and public about how to provide equal access to skill and career development for underrepresented groups.

Background

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected many people. The pandemic is also exposing and deepening existing inequalities, and disproportionately affecting marginalized and vulnerable communities that are, too often, left without access to critical tools and services. Inequalities, fuelled by stigma and discrimination, have obstructed the access to employment for many people, including women, people with disabilities, people living with HIV, compounding the economic hardships those people already faced before the pandemic.

Furthermore, skills and career development are an important aspect of career development. People from the abovementioned groups often have limited proportions and opportunities in the world of work. This inequality is closely related to access and barriers that make this group under-represented in the world of work. How to empower this group so that they can get equal opportunities to skills and career development on a par with other workers?

HR practitioners play significant roles to make an inclusive workplace. A better understanding on how to support skill and career development for those under-represented group can help HR practitioners to make the workplace more inclusive. Therefore, ILO Jakarta collaborates with Gerakan Nasional Indonesia Kompeten (GNIK) to conduct a webinar on Supporting Skills and Career Development of Under-represented Groups: Equal Access to Training and Career Development Opportunities. In this topic HR practitioners will share their knowledge and best practice on how to provide equal access to skill and career development for underrepresented groups.

This webinar is a part of the “Employment and Livelihood: An Inclusive Approach to Economic Empowerment of Women & Vulnerable Populations in Indonesia” project. The project is funded by the UN Multi-Partner Trust Funds (UN MPTF). Four UN agencies, International Labour Organization (ILO), UN Development Programme (UNDP), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) implement the project.

Objectives

This webinar aims to raise awareness to HR practitioners and public about how to provide equal access to skill and career development for underrepresented groups. By having the awareness, it is expected that the audience – mainly HR practitioners – can make their workplaces to be equal, non-discriminative, and inclusive for everyone.