Skills development

Skills for Prosperity in South-East Asia Programme

This ILO-led programme funded by the United Kingdom Government aims to contribute to increasing national capacity to achieve sustained and inclusive growth through the enhancement of skills development and technical and vocational education and training systems.

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New partnership to improve employment and career prospects of young workers in Sabah
SSTC trainees pick oil palm kernels as part of the oil palm plantation operation and supervision programme in Sabah, Malaysia. © SSTC
The ILO Skills for Prosperity Programme in Malaysia, the British High Commission and the Sabah Skills and Technology Centre will work together to tackle the issue of skills mismatch, aiming to implement training models that meet the needs of both labour markets and local Sabahans. skills specialists outline strategies for helping girls and women in Southeast Asia survive and thrive in the post-pandemic workplace. Read more

Young Kedah workers to benefit from new skills initiative
YB Dato’ Wira Dr. Ku Rahman Ku Ismal, Kedah State Senior Executive Council Member for Industry & Investment, Higher Education, Science Technology & Innovation, speaks at the ILO-KISMEC-UK initiative launch on 11 April 2021. © KISMEC
The new partnership will help the youth and the workforce in the state gain the skills needed to increase their employability.The new partnership will help the youth and the workforce in the state gain the skills needed to increase their employability. Read more

Latest news

Build back better: a post-COVID commitment to women
A young woman studies during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines. © ILO/Minette Rimando
ILO skills specialists outline strategies for helping girls and women in Southeast Asia survive and thrive in the post-pandemic workplace. Read more

Learning to make TVET and skills systems inclusive for all
Participants attend the E-Learning Course on Skills Development for Social Inclusion. © ITCILO
The ILO provides practical training on social inclusion for partners in the Philippines. Read more

Human-centric skills - critical for workers at all ages
Academics and specialists discuss the future of integrated STEM education and workforce development at a leadership seminar in Asia on 26 January.
Integrating human skills into technical education and training can help prepare young people for- first jobs, says leadership summit in Asia. Read more

Meetings and events 

Webinar sheds light on gender disparity in seafaring employment
Men work on board a ship in Indonesia. The maritime industry is traditionally male-dominated. © ILO/R. Azhar 2018.
ILO programme works with Indonesia polytechnic to improve working conditions for female seafarers. Read more