What's new

September 2023

  1. Event

    Global Refugee Forum: 15by30 Refugee Higher Education and Self-Reliance Pledge Webinar on Technical and Vocational Education and Training

  2. Mutual recognition of skills

    7th Regional Skills Technical Working Group (RSTWG) Meeting 2023

    The 7th Regional Skills Technical Working Group (RSTWG) Meeting will be held on 28-29 September 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand. With Thailand as the ATC Vice-Chair and co-host, this meeting aims to provide updates on the MRS initiative and the pathways of strengthening MRS moving forward.

  3. Article

    Empowering youth in Kenya with market-driven digital skills

    19 September 2023

    The ILO and Learning Lions are bridging the digital divide in remote areas by providing comprehensive digital skills training, mentorship and job opportunities to young people. This innovative programme is transforming the lives of vulnerable communities, including refugees, and paving the way for an inclusive digital economy in Kenya.

  4. Video

    ILO PROSPECTS skills programme trainee shines at WorldSkills Kenya

    06 September 2023

    Zeitun Said Omar, the only female candidate enrolled at the ILO PROSPECTS supported welding training course at Garissa Vocational Training Centre, was the chosen candidate to participate at the WorldSkills Kenya competition this year. Proving her mettle, she stood second in the welding skills competition making her community and trainers proud.

August 2023

  1. The SKILLS Bridge Masterclass

    Empowering Sector Skills Bodies: Strategies to Overcome Challenges and Improve Effectiveness

    This episode of "The SKILLS Bridge" Masterclass series explores the role Sector Skills Bodies can play in enhancing skills and lifelong learning systems demand-driven. Starting from the cases of the UK, India and South Africa, the webinar will discuss best practices, lessons learned, hindering and enabling factors.

July 2023

  1. Article

    A returnee raised her income and improved her skills

    26 July 2023

    Migrant workers who lack proper information usually end up extending their stay, despite their visas having expired, putting them in danger of being classified as irregular/undocumented migrants. Migrants are even more vulnerable in such situations and face numerous challenges, including labour rights violations, abuses, and exploitation.

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    Masterclass Series: The SKILLS Bridge

    Digital transformations in Skills and Lifelong Learning systems: Challenges and enabling factors

    This episode of "The SKILLS Bridge" Masterclasses explores how digital transformation can enhance TVET programs in developing countries, showcasing successful practices from Singapore and India and discussing the use of digital technology in Skills and Lifelong Learning systems while addressing barriers and enablers for technology adoption.

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    ILOSTAT Blog

    Youth skills: Tackling challenges and seizing opportunities for a brighter future of work

    13 July 2023

    Leveraging the ILO’s microdata, an analysis of global labour market and occupational trends highlights strategies to strengthen skills development and boost the competitiveness, agility, and resilience of youth.

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    World Bank / ILO / UNESCO joint study

    Improve Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to meet skills and labour mismatch

    12 July 2023

    A new joint study by the World Bank, the ILO, and UNESCO says TVET needs to adapt to globalization, technological progress, demographic transformation, and climate change.

June 2023

  1. Skill development for refugees

    Women defy gender norms, access vocational training on hard labour occupations in Ethiopia

    20 June 2023

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and its partners have introduced tailored courses, empowering refugee and host community members to gain professional skills and pursue meaningful careers.

  2. News

    Indonesia to build resilience to climate shocks with Adaptive Social Protection

    15 June 2023

    The ILO and its partners jointly support Indonesia to explore the potential of social insurance schemes to be integrated in the Adaptive Social Protection system to address climate risk and minimize the impacts of related shocks.

May 2023

  1. Press release

    ILO supports industry-led skills development for Indonesia’s maritime economy through the pilot development of Sectoral Skills Committees

    31 May 2023

    Through a programme funded by the UK government, the ILO has been promoting the involvement and engagement of industries through Sectoral Skills Committees to build competent, productive and competitive human capital in Indonesia’ ocean-based economy.

  2. Event

    Skills for the Indonesian Maritime Sector: The Strategic Involvement of Industries

    The purpose of the event is to share key findings from the sub-sectoral skills analysis for the shipbuilding, international logistics and seafaring maritime sub-sectors and to launch the sub-sectoral skills analysis reports.

  3. Event

    UK Skills for Prosperity Programme TVET Collaboration Dissemination Event

    The purpose of the event is to showcase the collaborations with national and institutional institutions, highlighting milestones and impacts to polytechnics and industries.

  4. Press release

    ILO supports polytechnics through international partnerships to develop an inclusive, competitive and sustainable Indonesian maritime workforce

    23 May 2023

    Through a programme funded by UK government, the ILO has been partnering with the Indonesian polytechnics, industry and international academic institutions to build competent, productive and competitive human capital in maritime sector.

April 2023

  1. 5th Employment Policy Research Symposium, 11-12 May 2023

    Employment policies for social justice

    The 2023 Symposium, organized in partnership with the European Commission's (EC) Joint Research Centre (JRC), focuses on the theme of employment policies and social justice. The Symposium will highlight the latest thinking on how integrated national employment policies tailored to the circumstances of countries promote inclusive transitions and social justice.

  2. News

    With upgraded infrastructure and capacity, vocational training centres in Kenya are creating better job prospects for youth

    04 April 2023

    With the support of ILO PROSPECTS, vocational training centres are being equipped with the latest machinery and infrastructure facilities, while staff are being trained to deliver industry-relevant competency-based curricula. These investments will reduce the skills gap and improve employability of host and refugee community youth in the region.

March 2023

  1. News

    Launched, three short films on benefits of apprenticeship programme for both business and youth

    13 March 2023

    The ILO in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower and the Indonesian Employers’ Association (Apindo) jointly promote the benefits of industry-based apprenticeship programme through a series of short films.

February 2023

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    As a refugee, my new skills have given my family hope

    28 February 2023

    When her husband was killed in 2009, Angelique Kahindo fled the Democratic Republic of Congo with her children to a refugee settlement in Uganda. For years she had no income, but a new opportunity for an apprenticeship has given her the skills and courage to set up her own tailoring business.

  2. One year of war in Ukraine

    “Professional Education Online” – a new and innovative digital platform to sustain TVET education in Ukraine

    21 February 2023

    Ukraine strives to maintain access to technical vocational education and training during the war with ILO’s commitment and support. A new online platform assists 225,000 TVET students in keeping up with their studies.