News, articles and events

  1. Event

    International Conference on Innovations in Apprenticeships: A skilled workforce for the Future

    4 - 5 July 2018

  2. Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

    Innovations for Decent Jobs for Youth

    2 - 3 May 2018

    The event provides a platform for governments, social partners, youth and civil society, private sector, foundations, UN entities and beyond to explore collaboration on innovations that work for decent jobs for youth under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  3. News

    The ILO and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation together to promote quality apprenticeships

    16 October 2017

  4. Our impact, their voices

    Young entrepreneurs in Tanzania: Where are they now?

    12 April 2017

    The ILO Kazi Nje Nje BDS apprenticeship programme for young people created 51,489 new businesses and 28,834 jobs in sectors including retail, services, manufacturing and agriculture.

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    Our impact, their voice

    Young apprentices escape forced labour in Mato Grosso

    03 August 2016

    The “Ação Integrada” (“Integrated Action”) project guarantees access to vocational training for people working in slavery-like conditions, to offer the opportunity for decent life.

  6. Our impact, their voice

    Apprenticeship programme offers escape from child labour in Jordan

    06 May 2016

    A youth apprenticeship programme launched by the International Labour Organization and the International Youth Foundation makes gains in the fight against child labour in Jordan.

  7. Skills and employability

    Quality apprenticeships “gold standard” to get youth into decent jobs

    16 September 2014

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder highlights role of efficient apprenticeship systems in overcoming high youth unemployment.

  8. News

    ILO officials visit Kalmykia and Astrakhan as part of ILO-LUKOIL Youth Employment Project

    26 April 2014

    On 22-26 April 2014 officials of the ILO Moscow Office, Olga Koulaeva and Mikhail Pouchkin, visited the Republic of Kalmykia and the city of Astrakhan.

  9. Zimbabwe

    Moving from marginalization through apprenticeships

    04 April 2014

    An ILO project in Zimbabwe is helping improve the quality of apprenticeships in the informal economy. The programme helps young people, particularly those living with disability, find decent work and escape the vicious circle of marginalization and poverty.

  10. Press release

    98 to 8000 formal apprentices in three years: Bangladesh's success in learning and earning

    14 December 2013

    A total of 8000 apprentices across Bangladesh recently completed skills apprenticeships under the TVET Reform Project, supported by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and funded by the European Union (EU). Just three years ago, the number was only 98 apprentices registered under the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET). The Centre of Excellence for Leather has also received funding from the Swiss Development Corporation and USAID’s PRICE programme.