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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.

UNESCO-UNEVOC TVeT Forum Discussion: Policy assessment and guidance for developing green human capital – Are countries on track?

Join the online discussion around the recently developed framework called ‘Advancing Green Human Capital - A framework for policy analysis and guidance’ from 1 December 2017 to 30 January 2018.

ILO Toolkit for Quality Apprenticeships – Vol. I: Guide for Policy Makers

The toolkit provides state of the art information and guidance for the design and implementation of quality apprenticeship schemes across different contexts.

World Bank: Trouble in the Making?: The Future of Manufacturing-Led Development

This publication aims to help policymakers and business leaders envision new approaches to promoting manufacturing-led development.

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Events see all events

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...

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 ...

1 Dec 2017 to 30 Jan 2018 , Global

Join the UNESCO-UNEVOC online discussion around the recently developed framework called ‘Advancing Green Human Capital - A framewo...

27 Nov 2017 to 1 Dec 2017 , Turin, Italy

This course aims to improve the management of training centres, responding to the needs of the labour market, while maximizing int...

Portals and other resources

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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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  • 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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Why do skills matter

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