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This website aims to strengthen the links between education, training, and productive and decent work. It does this through sharing knowledge, information, tools and experiences from a range of international organizations and representatives of government, and employers’ and workers’ organizations.

This website has been created through cooperation by the ILO, UNESCO, the OECD and the World Bank and in an effort to pool relevant knowledge on skills for employment.

OECD: Automation, Skills Use and Training

This study focuses on the risk of automation and its interaction with training and the use of skills at work. It includes estimates of the risk of automation for the 32 OECD countries that have participated in the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) so far. (Photo: Timothy Muza)

Skills Revolution 2.0

Skills Revolution 2.0 provides a real-time view of the impact of automation on workforces in the digital age – not 5 or 10 years out, but now and in the near-term. It identifies which functions companies expect will grow or shrink. And it provides insight on the increasing value of soft skills – or human strengths.

E-Discussion: Quality, Innovative Apprenticeships for the Future of Work, 14-25 May

The discussion aims to examine the role of quality apprenticeships, and other work-based learning programmes, as part of the solution to the challenge of youth unemployment and preparing the workforce for the fast changing skills demands of the labour market.

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9 Jul 2018 to 13 Jul 2018 , Turin, Italy

This course provides insight into and practical skills for creating a conducive environment for the management of vocational train...

25 Jun 2018 to 6 Jul 2018 , UN Campus, Bonn, Germany

The Programme seeks to build the capacity of international TVET experts to become change agents in their institutions and countrie...

23 Apr 2018 to 24 Apr 2018 , Geneva, Switzerland

The Global Commodities Forum is part of the UNCTAD Technical Cooperation programme, Breaking the Chains of Commodity Dependence....

16 Apr 2018 to 20 Apr 2018 , Turin, Italy

This course discusses the underlying principles, general guidelines and different approaches that can assist national policy-maker...

7 Dec 2017 , Brussels, Belgium

Will bring digital skills actors together to celebrate the joint achievements of the Coalition in its first year....

4 Dec 2017 , Institute of Critical Thinking

A report on the findings will contribute towards the ILO global Initiative, including a constituent meeting to be convened by the ...

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  • Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification

    STED provides guidance for the integration of skills development in sectoral policies. The programme is designed to support growth and decent employ­ment creation in sectors that have the potential to increase exports and contribute to economic diversification.

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  • ILO-Norway Partnership on Skills Development

    Skills development is an essential prerequisite for youth employment and sustainable development. Moreover, skills are important to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.Yet limited access...

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  • International Training Centre

    The Centre is the training arm of the International Labour Organization (ILO). It provides training in subjects that further the ILO's pursuit of decent work for all.

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