Podcast series: Global challenges – Global solutions

How can we close the skills gap? Quality apprenticeships and the future of work

The world of work is undergoing profound change. These changes are creating skills gaps, mismatches and shortages that are resulting in unfilled jobs and lost productivity. To close this skills gap, the ILO’s social partners – governments, employers, and workers – have adopted a sweeping new international labour standard focused on updating its approach to skills and quality apprenticeships.

Audio | 18 January 2024
The world of work is undergoing profound change. These changes are creating skills gaps, mismatches and shortages that are resulting in unfilled jobs and lost productivity. To close this skills gap, the ILO’s social partners--governments, employers, and workers—have adopted a sweeping new Recommendation on Quality Apprenticeships focused on updating its approach to skills and quality apprenticeships and to help workers and employers find ways to skill, reskill and upskill people to adapt to rapidly changing labour markets. Sharing their insights in this podcast are Martin Henry, Research, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator of Education International, and Kathryn Rowan, Executive Director of GAN, the Global Apprenticeship Network.

This podcast is also available on Spotify  and Apple Podcasts.

Guests

Martin Henry
Research, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator of Education International



Kathryn Rowan
Executive Director of GAN, the Global Apprenticeship Network