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The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Conference 2017

7 December 2017,
Brussels, Belgium

The event will launch the new "Digital Opportunity" pilot scheme for traineeships in digital and present the European Digital Skills Awards 2017 for outstanding projects that have increased the digital skills of European citizens.

The conference will also include plenary panels on labour market transformation and host parallel workshops on digital skills for young people, reskilling the labour force, digital skills at schools and on the digitisation of industry.

The conference will stage an exhibition where winners and runners-up of the European Digital Skills Awards, as well as other digital skills best-practices, will be displayed.

Management of Vocational Training Centres

27 November 2017,   to   1 December 2017
Turin, Italy

Target audience

The course is aimed at the directors and staff of public and private training institutions; representatives of employers'/workers' organizations active in TVET; staff of ministries of labour and education (when dealing with technical education); other professionals dealing with HR development. A gender-balanced participation is sought.

Objectives

By the end of the programme, participants will have strengthened their technical knowledge as well as their analytical and managerial capacity to improve the functioning of vocational training centres. In particular participants will have:

In particular participants will have:
• strengthened their understanding of management concepts;
• reviewed management of vocational training centers from a systemic perspective;
• examined management problems related to the different aspects of operating a vocational training center;
• analysed bottlenecks and challenges at the level of their own training centres;
• identified the main elements for an adequate and enabling environment for vocational training centres.

European Vocational Skills Week

20 November 2017,   to   27 November 2017
Brussels, Belgium

Decent work for youth: A course for policy-makers and practitioners

30 October 2017,   to   3 November 2017
Turin, Italy

Over the past decades, growing youth employment challenges in all countries have made the creation of more and better jobs for young people a top priority worldwide. Unless vigorous action is taken, global community may confront the legacy of a lost generation. Overcoming the youth employment crisis is fundamental to the evolution towards wealthier economies, fairer societies and stronger democracies.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development reiterates the internationally-agreed target of full and productive employment and decent work for young people. Despite some progress, effectively implementing a successful approach to youth employment remains a challenge. In this context, ILO is confronted with an increasing demand from member countries for assistance.

The ILO adopted in 2012 the Resolution 'The youth employment crisis: A Call for Action' which contains principles and a set of policy measures guiding constituents in shaping national strategies and action on youth employment. The Call for Action suggests that a multi-pronged and balanced approach that takes into consideration the diversity of countries is the desired way to respond to the highest global priority of generating decent jobs for youth. This approach should foster pro-employment growth and decent job creation through economic policies; education, training and skills; labour market policies and institutions; entrepreneurship and self-employment; and respect of rights at work for young people.

As part of a larger ILO response to the requests from governments and social partners, the ILO’s Youth Employment Programme and the ITCILO are offering the course 'Decent Work for Youth – A course for policy makers and practitioners'. The course draws on ILO’s extensive experience accumulated through decades of research, capacity building and policy and technical advisory services on youth employment. This year’s edition, without neglecting the importance of appropriate action throughout the policy cycle, will focus on the challenge of successful implementation of policies that support the creation of more and better jobs for young women and men.

Learning objectives:

The overall objective of the course is to develop the capacity of ILO constituents and other policy makers and practitioners to tackle the multi-faceted youth employment challenge through sound youth employment policies and programmes adapted to national circumstances.

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