Member Voice: How Regulations Will Impact Skills in 2022

GAN Global Board Member Representative, Bettina Schaller, Group SVP – Public Affairs of The Adecco Group shares her insights with us on anticipated trends and expectations from a workplace and skilling perspective. We all know that reskilling and upskilling are important. We lose around 40% of our skills every three years, so our skills can become obsolete in as little as a decade. Meanwhile, the changing demands of employers mean that employees need to learn new skills – upskilling – to fill vacancies. Career development is one of the top three priorities for employees, according to Adecco research that spanned 10 countries. And we…

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Empowering Girls and Young Women in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Sector

Bringing together our Members, Partners, and Networks to celebrate Girls in ICT Day, we explored how together, we can create more gender parity in this field.

Inclusive Digital Skills Training – What will it take?

Digital skills are increasingly a pre-requisite to participation in the workplace and are likely to become more so in the future. From the most basic level such as sending emails to data science and AI, our professional lives are ever more dependent upon being able to use and master new technologies. How can countries like Australia, Colombia, and New Zealand measure this skill set, compare the results across their population, and ensure digital skilling opportunities for all? In 2021, digital literacy is a sine qua non condition in all agendas for technological transition and innovation. It remains key in achieving…

A Global Collaboration for Digital Skills: COVID-19 and Beyond

GAN Global to extend Microsoft’s global skills initiative via workforce insights in Australia, Colombia and New Zealand. [1] 5 November 2020, Geneva – The Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) will be working together with Microsoft Philanthropies to conduct a series of skills and industry analyses related to the digital skilling policy landscapes in Australia, Colombia and New Zealand. This will help further the reach of Microsoft’s global skills initiative in supporting underrepresented and vulnerable communities in these countries. 2020 is undoubtedly the year that has pushed digitalisation in all sectors. Faced with a global pandemic, governments across the world implemented mandatory lockdowns,…

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Top CEOs, HR execs and policy-makers redesign training needs for an equitable Future of Work

The GAN’s Annual Board Meeting was hosted this year at Nestlé HQ bringing together its member CEOs, and heads of international and business and employer organisations. On the same day, HR professionals from GAN Global member companies and partner organization worked together to map their journeys on how to become responsive, future-oriented learning organizations. The event entitled “Redesigning hiring and training to attract talent, grow business and build an equitable future of work” attracted over 60 representatives from various sectors across the country and abroad, who are committed to getting their industries the skills they need. Topics discussed included a…

GAN Network Activities

September and October have been eventful months at GAN Global, but also for the Networks around the world. With GAN Global colleagues travelling to Argentina and Costa Rica, an event on youth employability in Guatemala, the launch of the Apprenticeship Vacancy Index in Australia, the upcoming National Apprenticeship Day in France, there is a lot to tell. Read on to find out more.

WorldSkills Conference

With the ILO’s centenary being celebrated throughout this year, 2019’s agenda of international events on Future of Work, skills and work-based learning (WBL) has been a packed one. However, for the GAN Team, WorldSkills Kazan will be one to remember.

Guatemala dialogue on youth employability

Youth employability is a key topic on the global Future of Work agenda and to address it in Guatemala, Nestlé through its Iniciativa por los jóvenes brought together with the support of GAN Guatemala and CentraRSE (Action Center for Corporate Social Responsibility) representatives from diverse sectors of the economy: government and company representatives, business leaders, students, entrepreneurs and youth activists.