Apprenticeships Development for Universal Lifelong Learning and Training (ADULT)

  • "Our opportunity today is to reflect upon the tried and tested benefits of successful apprenticeship schemes, but also to juxtapose their record of achievement with the need for innovation in apprenticeships, as in much else in the world of work, against the background of transformative change."

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder

Project background

With the ultimate goal of promoting lifelong learning and skills acquisition for all women and men in the changing world of work, the ILO SKILLS Branch of the ILO Employment Policy Department has launched a project - Apprenticeships Development for Universal Lifelong Learning and Training (ADULT) - with the support of the Government of Flanders.

This project aims to generate new ideas and policy options to modernize apprenticeships to meet the needs of all segments of the population in existing and new economic sectors, including the digital and green economy for countries at various stages of development. It will also explore how apprenticeship systems can equip both youth and adults with the skills relevant to the future of work, thereby facilitating their access to and transitions in the labour market.

The two main outputs of the project are:
  • Global policy research; and
  • Country-level research reports.
Read more about the project.

Latest

  1. The Future of Work and Lifelong Learning

    Strengthening work-based learning in VET institutions

    17 November 2022

  2. The Future of Work and Lifelong Learning

    Improving the attractiveness and social perception of apprenticeships

    17 November 2022

  3. The Future of Work and Lifelong Learning

    The digital transformation of apprenticeships: Emerging opportunities and barriers

    17 November 2022

  4. The Future of Work and Lifelong Learning

    Promoting apprenticeships to meet the skills needs of the digital and knowledge economy

    17 November 2022

  5. The Future of Work and Lifelong Learning

    Adapting apprenticeships for the reskilling and upskilling of adults

    17 November 2022