News, articles and events

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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.

  2. 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%.

  4. Survey

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

    3 April - 15 May 2020

  5. 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.

  7. Event

    ILO launched the Training of Trainers course on skills anticipation and STED

    3 - 14 February 2020

    The face-to-face module of the Training of Trainers (ToTs) course on “Skills anticipation & matching and STED” was held in ILO-ITC Center, Turin.

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    Business Reporter

    Why we need a human-centred future of work

    27 January 2020

    While there is no doubt some jobs will be lost through these changes, there is also a huge potential to create decent work. But, at the moment, these are just possibilities. It is up to us to turn them into reality.

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    Our impact, their voices

    Hope and better prospects for a former bonded labourer in Nepal

    09 January 2020

    Hundreds of former bonded labourers in western Nepal are benefiting from vocational training under an innovative International Labour Organization scheme. Birendra Chaudhary, now a fully trained and well-paid plumber, is one of them.

  10. ILO 100 on skills development

    Closing the gap in skills development through the acceleration of digital and e-learning programmes

    18 December 2019

    The advancement of digitalization and technology has eliminated time and space boundaries, providing an opportunity for people living in rural areas to have a greater access to good quality training at an affordable cost through distance and e-learning.