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

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the way we work and learn in unprecedented ways. In order to examine the impact of COVID-19 on training and development of employees, apprentices and interns in enterprises and other organizations, a global survey is jointly launched by 10 key international and regional development partners, including the African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Commission (EC), European Training Foundation (ETF), European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN), International Labour Organization (ILO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the World Bank Group.

The survey targets all types of enterprises and other organizations in all regions of the world, and focuses on the following main areas:
  • The impact of the outbreak on the training and development of employees, apprentices, and interns.
  • Good practices and innovative solutions undertaken by various enterprises and organizations to mitigate the challenges.
  • Policy recommendations to address such challenges after lifting of lock-down and in the future.

The survey starts on 27 April and closes on 5 June 2020.

To participate in the survey, please click on the language of your preference (English, French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic). 

By taking the survey your voice will be heard by decision-makers across the globe.

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