GAN Global is a multi-sector alliance that focuses on convening and connecting businesses, governments, and international organisations to promote work-based learning (WBL).
OUR VISION is a future in which all individuals and businesses have the skills and competencies needed to thrive and contribute to society.
OUR MISSION is to drive action on WBL to achieve an inclusive and skilled workforce. We do this by advocating for WBL, including apprenticeships, and sharing industry best practices from our member companies. We implement projects on a global and local level through a multi-stakeholder approach involving both the private sector and policymakers.
GAN Global is a multi-sector alliance convening and connecting businesses, governments, and international organisations to promote work-based learning (WBL).
As the world of work changes, many employers struggle to find employees with the skills they need, even though the workforce may have other skills and qualifications. This is referred to as skills mismatch, when education and training are not providing the skills needed in the labour market.
How WBL helps employers
WBL means that employees can be trained in the skills needed by the business, while simultaneously developing practical experience. This helps to reinforce talent pipelines for individual businesses and industries, with knock-on effects to the economy.
How WBL helps employees
Employees benefit because they gain the skills that they need to progress in the labour market, even if they do not have traditional qualifications.
Nine podcast episodes on lifelong learning, apprenticeship insights from Switzerland and Australia, and the ROI of WBL
Geneva, 1 September 2023 – GAN Global is thrilled to announce the appointment of Kathryn Rowan as its new Executive Director. Ms. Rowan, a seasoned leader with an exceptional background in human resources and corporate social responsibility, brings a wealth of experience from her previous role as Vice President of Human Resources, Zone Latin America, and Global Youth Lead at Nestlé. As GAN continues to champion the importance of apprenticeships and work-based learning worldwide, the organization is confident that Kathryn Rowan’s vision, expertise, and dedication will steer GAN into an even brighter future. I am thrilled to join the Global…
This online event spotlighted the potential for work-based learning (WBL) programs, including apprenticeships, to help companies cultivate skills and build an effective talent supply chain. In today’s rapidly evolving economies and workforces, the demand for skilled and productive talent is constantly increasing. To address such needs, WBL programs, including apprenticeships, have emerged as key innovations in cultivating skills development to building strong talent supply chains. TeamLease Degree Apprenticeship and GAN Global organized this second webinar on 29 June 2023, as part of a joint virtual series that aims to explore in deeper detail specific themes regarding WBL and apprenticeships as…
TeamLease Degree Apprenticeship and GAN Global hosted a webinar, on 22 February 2023, to kick off a series of joint virtual events that will explore in deeper detail specific themes around the potential of WBL and apprenticeships for Indian youth to enter the job market and improve their employability in a variety of sectors. The webinar was also an opportunity to announce a partnership between GAN Global and TeamLease Degree Apprenticeship to scale degree apprenticeship adoption in the country. “Our mission is to achieve employment for all worldwide, and we believe that Indian youth is a significant quadrant in the…
GAN Global and Corporación Formados have signed a Country Partner agreement to work closely together to raise awareness on work-based learning (WBL) and apprenticeships in Ecuador. Established in 2018, Corporación Formados was born out of a cooperation project between the Federation of Chambers of Industry and Commerce of Germany and chambers and associations of Ecuador. Since its inception, Formados has been working on developing dual education programmes within vocational education and training. GAN Global, a multi-sector alliance convening and connecting businesses, governments, and international organisations to promote WBL, has been active in the Latin American region since 2016, with partners…
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