ILO trains training providers on ways to improve their informal apprenticeship practices in Jordan

Representatives from training institutions receive ILO training on upgrading apprenticeships in Jordan.

The ILO will begin training representatives from a number of training institutions in Jordan on ways to improve informal apprenticeship practices as part of efforts to develop a national apprenticeships model for the country.

Participants will include representatives from Jordan’s Vocational Training Cooperation, the Balqa Applied University, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Jordan’s Chamber of industry as well as other institutions, which provide apprenticeship programmes.

The introductory training workshop aims to build the knowledge of the participating institutions on apprenticeship concepts and building blocks of social dialogue, legislation, financial schemes roles and responsibilities of apprenticeship systems as well as agree on a rapid self-assessment checklist on training systems.

The training falls under a joint ILO-Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) project, which is working towards developing a national framework on apprenticeship system in Jordan as part of wider efforts to address the issue of youth employment. It also contributes to the National Employment Strategy (NES), which was formally endorsed by the Jordanian government in May 2011.