News, articles and events

  1. MOOC on Quality Apprenticeships

    ILO webinar on Innovations and Strategies for Quality Apprenticeships

    10 July 2020

    The webinar will take place on Friday, 10 July 2020 from 11:00 - 12:30 (CEST). It will examine the challenges faced by countries in developing, implementing and scaling up apprenticeships in the changing world of work and in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Our impact, their voices

    Industry-school partnership gives better opportunity for youth to decent jobs

    06 July 2020

    The ILO’s latest survey reveals the voices of Indonesian youth on transitioning from school to work. It is already a tough challenge to make transition into decent employment for youth even in best economic times. It is even tougher during the crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. News

    Apprenticeship programme resumes after COVID-19 closure

    01 July 2020

    Training institutions in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar resume with Apprenticeship Programme after nation-wide COVID-19 closures.

  4. News

    The continuity of an impactful partnership ILO-Norway PCA 2020-21

    18 May 2020

    A total of 362,075 people have benefited from the Programme’s activities and now a new phase is about to start.

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    The shift to online learning and skills training shows promising trends and troubling signs

    12 May 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an explosion of online learning and training, as millions of people are forced to stay at home. It’s proved to be both an opportunity and a challenge.

  6. Survey

    Global survey on the impact of COVID-19 on staff development and training including apprenticeships and internships/ traineeships

    27 April - 5 June 2020

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    Skills development

    Making Dual VET work: Lessons learnt from Montenegro

    06 April 2020

    What is the most effective way to learn a new skill? Most people will say “through practice”. It is well-known that increasing the share of company-based learning in Vocational Education and Training (VET) yields much learning effects than school-based training only. A recent evaluation of Dual VET in Montenegro by ILO and the European Training Foundation (ETF) showed promising results. Almost 60% of dual TVET students found a work after graduation while the placement rate under the traditional school based system is around an estimated 30%.

  8. Survey

    ILO-UNESCO-WBG Survey for TVET providers, policy-makers and social partners on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic

    3 April - 15 May 2020

  9. Skills development

    National skills council set up to boost agricultural productivity and competitiveness

    18 March 2020

    The first sectoral skills council is expected to provide a bridge between labour market and the education and training system to address the skills mismatch.

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    Global Employment Trends for Youth 2020

    Youth exclusion from jobs and training on the rise

    09 March 2020

    Young people face an uncertain future in the labour market because of automation, the narrow focus of much vocational training and the lack of jobs to match their qualifications, says a new ILO report.