News: Apprenticeships Development for Universal Lifelong Learning and Training (ADULT)

  1. The Future of Work and Lifelong Learning

    Strengthening work-based learning in VET institutions

    17 November 2022

    This report was compiled under the ILO’s research project – Apprenticeship Development for Universal Lifelong Learning and Training (ADULT) – funded by the Government of Flanders. The project aims to explore how apprenticeship systems are being modernised and transformed to promote and enable lifelong learning and decent work for youth, adults, and older workers (both employed and unemployed). The research paper titled “Strengthening work-based learning in VET institutions” explores the initiatives undertaken by countries across the world to strengthen WBL in school-based VET, the role of local industry and social partners. It also discusses the various innovative policy options which can be introduced for supporting WBL in school-based VET.

  2. The Future of Work and Lifelong Learning

    Improving the attractiveness and social perception of apprenticeships

    17 November 2022

    This report was compiled under the ILO’s research project – Apprenticeship Development for Universal Lifelong Learning and Training (ADULT) – funded by the Government of Flanders. The project aims to explore how apprenticeship systems are being modernised and transformed to promote and enable lifelong learning and decent work for youth, adults, and older workers (both employed and unemployed). The research paper titled “Improving the attractiveness and social perception of apprenticeships” explores reasons why apprenticeships are sometimes regarded as unattractive or low status career choices. It also highlights the experiences and lessons learned from the initiatives taken by various countries in improving the attractiveness of apprenticeships. These include structural changes and enhancements to apprenticeship programs, as well as better promotion of apprenticeships to potential apprentices and those who advise them.

  3. The Future of Work and Lifelong Learning

    The digital transformation of apprenticeships: Emerging opportunities and barriers

    17 November 2022

    This report was compiled under the ILO’s research project – Apprenticeship Development for Universal Lifelong Learning and Training (ADULT) – funded by the Government of Flanders. The project aims to explore how apprenticeship systems are being modernised and transformed to promote and enable lifelong learning and decent work for youth, adults, and older workers (both employed and unemployed). The research paper titled “Digital transformation of apprenticeship systems” explores how digital technology can be used to improve the effectiveness, inclusiveness, and efficiency of apprenticeships. It also highlights the ongoing and emerging innovative practices in using digital and educational technology.

  4. The Future of Work and Lifelong Learning

    Promoting apprenticeships to meet the skills needs of the digital and knowledge economy

    17 November 2022

    This report was compiled under the ILO’s research project – Apprenticeship Development for Universal Lifelong Learning and Training (ADULT) – funded by the Government of Flanders. The project aims to explore how apprenticeship systems are being modernised and transformed to promote and enable lifelong learning and decent work for youth, adults, and older workers (both employed and unemployed). The research paper titled “Promoting apprenticeships to meet the skills needs of the digital and knowledge economy” explores the impact of the digital technologies on jobs.

  5. The Future of Work and Lifelong Learning

    Adapting apprenticeships for the reskilling and upskilling of adults

    17 November 2022

    This report was compiled under the ILO’s research project – Apprenticeship Development for Universal Lifelong Learning and Training (ADULT) – funded by the Government of Flanders. The project aims to explore how apprenticeship systems are being modernised and transformed to promote and enable lifelong learning and decent work for youth, adults, and older workers (both employed and unemployed). The research paper titled “Adapting apprenticeships for the reskilling and upskilling of adults” explores how apprenticeships can enable the people to acquire new skills and update existing skills throughout their working life, thereby addressing the fast-changing labour market demand. Furthermore, the paper highlights the new role of apprenticeship training within lifelong learning systems.