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Skills and Employability Branch (SKILLS)

International Labour Office 4 Route des Morillons

Geneva 22
Switzerland
CH-1211


Tel : +41 22 799 7512
Fax : +41 22 799 6310
Email : empskills@ilo.org
Website : www.ilo.org/skills

Skills and Employability Branch (SKILLS)


 

Governments, employers' associations and trade unions around the world are working to improve the employability of workers, move young people into productive and decent work, and increase the productivity of enterprises through better quality and relevant training. The Skills and Employability Branch conducts comparative research and provides policy guidelines and technical assistance to help constituents integrate skills development into national and sector development strategies.
The ILO's work with constituents focuses primarily on three areas: linking training to current labour market needs as well as anticipating and building competencies for the jobs of the future; building quality apprenticeship systems and incorporating core skills into training for young people; and expanding access to employment-related training in rural communities in order to improve livelihoods, reduce poverty, and equip women and men to work in the formal economy.
 

What's new

  1. International Conference on Jobs and Skills Mismatch

    This conference aims to deepen understanding of the labour market effects of various types of skill mismatch and how they can be best measured in different country contexts. It will include ILO research and also present the work of other partner international organizations.

  2. Compendium

    Skills needs anticipation

    The European Training Foundation (ETF), the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) and the International Labour Office have joined forces and combined expertise and geographic coverage to develop a compendium of methodological guides on anticipation and matching of skills supply and demand.

Recent publications

  1. Strengthening Skills Recognition Systems: Recommendations for key stakeholders

    December 2016

    The ILO has prepared this set of Recommendations on strengthening skills recognition systems, as countries seek strategies to enhance the employability of workers and the productivity of enterprises.

  2. Understanding the potential impact of skills recognition systems on labour markets: Research report

    October 2016

    Provides analytical research on the labour market