Skills and employability resources

September 2019

  1. The 5th Regional Skills Technical Working Group Meeting Enhancing Human Resources Development in ASEAN: Progress of MRAs and MRS

    The Regional Skills Technical Working Group was established in 2014, functioning primarily as a technical level working group that supports all skills-related activities of the ILO including the mutual recognition of skills (MRS) in ASEAN. The Regional Skills Technical Working Group meet annually, with an aim to facilitate coordination and cooperation among the ASEAN Members States, together with the ASEAN Secretariat, in moving forward the on-going MRS efforts within the ASEAN. The 5th Regional Skills Technical Working Group Meeting is scheduled for 12-13 September 2019 in Hanoi, Viet Nam. This meeting would be the first forum where discussions on the progress on the implementation of both the mutual recognition arrangements (MRA) and MRS will be made, along with updates on the progress of the ASEAN Qualifications Reference Frameworks.

  2. Experts’ Meeting on the Pilot Implementation of the Mutual Recognition of Skills for the Logistics and Transportation Skills Area

    Identify skills area and explore the policy options and the best practices for the pilot implementation of MRS on Logistics/ Transport among Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam.

August 2019

  1. ILO and Partners Celebrate International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples 2019

    The International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples was celebrated in Bangladesh on 6 August 2019 at an event organized by The Indigenous Peoples Forum and Kapaeeng Foundation the ILO, UNDP, Australian Aid, and Royal Danish Embassy all attended the event.

July 2019

  1. Experts’ Meeting on the Pilot Implementation of the Mutual Recognition of Skills for the Logistics and Transportation Skills Area

    23 July 2019

    The Experts’ Meeting is a follow-up activity to the 4th Regional Skills Technical Working Group Meeting that was held in Manila, the Philippines on 10-11 July 2018 where one of the agreements reached was to pilot implement the mutual recognition of skills (MRS) in ASEAN, as guided by the Roadmap. The forthcoming Experts’ Meeting will be participated by the ministries of labour from Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam along with the ILO, the member of the AQRF Committee, Thailand Professional Qualifications Institute and selected industry representatives. The objectives of the meeting will be to explore options and best practices for the pilot implementation of the MRS on Logistics/Transportation skills area among Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam; share preliminary benchmarking of skills/competency standards among and between the participating countries’ existing standards in the logistics and transportation skills area; and explore ways forward and necessary actions to be taken by the relevant parties, stakeholders and organizations in relation to the up-scaling of the pilot implementation of the MRS for the Logistics and Transportation Skills Area.

  2. Producing skilled workers linked with needs of industries

    15 July 2019

    SMK Mitra Industri MM2100 has developed four types of partnerships with the industries, aimed to not only improve its students’ working skills but also to enhance the capabilities of its teachers and instructors according to the changing needs of the industries.

  3. Promoting market driven employable skills

    11 July 2019

    Highlights of the Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity (B-SEP) Project, 2014-19

  4. A synergy between polytechnics and industries to produce skilled workers

    09 July 2019

    The world of work needs professional and skilled workers. A strong synergy between polytechnics and industries, as shown by Politeknik APP Jakarta, is able to ensure the absorption of polytechnic graduates by the industries.

  5. Labour Mobility in Pacific Island Countries

    09 July 2019

    At the ILO’s High Level Tripartite Forum on Climate Change and Decent Work in the Pacific Islands Countries in PNG on 24-26 July 2019, the current state, challenges and future strategies for Labour Mobility in the Pacific will be discussed. This Working Paper will serve as a starting point for discussion at the Forum on labour mobility.

  6. Future of Work for Climate Resilience in the Pacific Islands

    09 July 2019

    This policy brief highlights how the Pacific Islands are at a crossroads where better jobs can be developed in response to climate change. It also outlines how the Pacific region could transform itself through job creation related to areas of climate change mitigation; if the local populations, especially younger people, are given the right skills and training.

  7. Digitalization and Decent Work: Implications for Pacific Island Countries

    09 July 2019

    This report identifies emerging trends of digitalization globally and their associated impact on businesses, workforce, particular older workers, women, and young workers. It also presents findings of interviews and surveys conducted with over 60 key stakeholders: senior representatives from government organizations, the education sector, employers’ associations, trade unions, and youth organizations across the eleven ILO Pacific Office member countries