Publications and tools

  1. Strengthening work-based learning in VET institutions

    17 November 2022

    This report was compiled under the ILO’s research project – Apprenticeship Development for Universal Lifelong Learning and Training (ADULT) – funded by the Government of Flanders. The project aims to explore how apprenticeship systems are being modernised and transformed to promote and enable lifelong learning and decent work for youth, adults, and older workers (both employed and unemployed). The research paper titled “Strengthening work-based learning in VET institutions” explores the initiatives undertaken by countries across the world to strengthen WBL in school-based VET, the role of local industry and social partners. It also discusses the various innovative policy options which can be introduced for supporting WBL in school-based VET.

  2. Improving the attractiveness and social perception of apprenticeships

    17 November 2022

    This report was compiled under the ILO’s research project – Apprenticeship Development for Universal Lifelong Learning and Training (ADULT) – funded by the Government of Flanders. The project aims to explore how apprenticeship systems are being modernised and transformed to promote and enable lifelong learning and decent work for youth, adults, and older workers (both employed and unemployed). The research paper titled “Improving the attractiveness and social perception of apprenticeships” explores reasons why apprenticeships are sometimes regarded as unattractive or low status career choices. It also highlights the experiences and lessons learned from the initiatives taken by various countries in improving the attractiveness of apprenticeships. These include structural changes and enhancements to apprenticeship programs, as well as better promotion of apprenticeships to potential apprentices and those who advise them.

  3. The digital transformation of apprenticeships: Emerging opportunities and barriers

    17 November 2022

    This report was compiled under the ILO’s research project – Apprenticeship Development for Universal Lifelong Learning and Training (ADULT) – funded by the Government of Flanders. The project aims to explore how apprenticeship systems are being modernised and transformed to promote and enable lifelong learning and decent work for youth, adults, and older workers (both employed and unemployed). The research paper titled “Digital transformation of apprenticeship systems” explores how digital technology can be used to improve the effectiveness, inclusiveness, and efficiency of apprenticeships. It also highlights the ongoing and emerging innovative practices in using digital and educational technology.

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

    17 November 2022

    This report was compiled under the ILO’s research project – Apprenticeship Development for Universal Lifelong Learning and Training (ADULT) – funded by the Government of Flanders. The project aims to explore how apprenticeship systems are being modernised and transformed to promote and enable lifelong learning and decent work for youth, adults, and older workers (both employed and unemployed). The research paper titled “Promoting apprenticeships to meet the skills needs of the digital and knowledge economy” explores the impact of the digital technologies on jobs.

  5. Adapting apprenticeships for the reskilling and upskilling of adults

    17 November 2022

    This report was compiled under the ILO’s research project – Apprenticeship Development for Universal Lifelong Learning and Training (ADULT) – funded by the Government of Flanders. The project aims to explore how apprenticeship systems are being modernised and transformed to promote and enable lifelong learning and decent work for youth, adults, and older workers (both employed and unemployed). The research paper titled “Adapting apprenticeships for the reskilling and upskilling of adults” explores how apprenticeships can enable the people to acquire new skills and update existing skills throughout their working life, thereby addressing the fast-changing labour market demand. Furthermore, the paper highlights the new role of apprenticeship training within lifelong learning systems.

  6. Call for Proposal for Implementing Partners of Non-profit Organisations Apprenticeship programme for refugees and host communities in Greater Cairo, Alexandria and Damietta

    07 July 2022

  7. How to strengthen informal apprenticeship systems for a better future of work?: Lessons learned from comparative analysis of country cases

    22 February 2022

  8. How to improve Graduate Apprenticeship Programme in India?

    23 June 2021

    Apprenticeship is one of the most effective tools to bridge the skill gap. India is currently vying to be the global manufacturing hub; a well-functioning apprenticeship system can lead to realizing this objective. This policy brief presents a policy gap and proposes three recommendations to promote graduate apprenticeship in the country. These recommendations includes a new reformed apprenticeship policy with better governance structure, regular monitoring, and providing career guidance to students in secondary schools.

  9. What role do apprenticeships play in the future of work?

    19 April 2021

  10. Reducing the youth unemployment in Brazil: a practical approach

    23 March 2021

    The aim of this brief is to propose solutions for improving the Public Employment Services, as well as reforming the apprenticeship programme, in order for Brazil to effectively reduce the rate of youth unemployment.