GAN works with members, networks, and partners to deliver activities, publications and events that promote work-based learning (WBL) and facilitate its implementation, in the context of the future of work. We participate in external events and international fora, sharing the lessons learnt and experiences of our members, networks, and partners, to inform policies and practices for work-based learning.

Our work program includes

  • Peer to peer learning – we deliver events and publications which give our members and partners the opportunity to share their experiences and learn from one another
  • Policy analysis and advocacy – we carry out research on WBL policies and practices to inform the debates on WBL. We participate in international policy processes and consultations, bringing in the experience of members and networks.
  • Private Sector Leadership – we highlight the actions of the private sector in developing and delivering WBL programs, and the benefits that employers and employees derive from these programs

Business Strategies towards a Sustainable, Future-Proof Workforce

Bringing together companies representing various sectors spanning the globe, we explored how business leaders, particularly Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs) and HR Executives, play a crucial role in future-proofing their industries towards a sustainable future of work.

L’Oréal Joins GAN Global Management Board

We are pleased to announce L’Oréal, the world’s leader in the beauty market, as our newest member.

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…

New Guide Emphasizes Skills Development as Key Business Strategy to a Sustainable World of Work

In times of extreme uncertainty and rapid digitalization, closing the gap between the supply and demand of skills and ensuring people have the right skills to be employable and perform their work well, is more challenging than ever. To help business leaders better understand how a strong skills development strategy creates business value while simultaneously generating positive value for people and society, today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN Global) launched a guide for Chief Human Resource Officers (CHROs) on skills strategies for a sustainable world of work.

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,…

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…