Upgrading informal apprenticeships in Jordan's car garages

A vehicle for job quality improvements and productivity gains in micro and small businesses

The ILO’s Productivity Ecosystems constitutes a systemic approach to identifying and strengthening key productivity drivers and promoting their positive linkages to decent work and economic growth in a given context. This case study is part of a broader series that seeks to shed light on key drivers of inclusive productivity growth and to showcase how the ILO has helped strengthen those drivers. Concrete examples are presented of how the ILO facilitated or promoted change that led to positive impact on productivity and decent work, especially for MSMEs.

The case study series zooms in on skills development as a key driver for a well-functioning productivity ecosystems for decent work. Specifically, the below case study of an ILO-led upgraded informal apprenticeship programme in Jordan’s car servicing and maintenance sector finds that such apprenticeship schemes impact the skills of young apprentices, thereby improving their employability and the productivity of participating MSMEs.