FE News Partners with Global Apprenticeship Network

to share business examples of work-based learning strategies and country perspectives on skill systems

LONDON and GENEVA, 1 July 2020 - FE News, a Channel providing latest breaking news and updates on emerging education strategies throughout the UK and beyond, is partnering with Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN). The partnership seeks to exchange knowledge on and advance concepts of work-based learning, including apprenticeship as a solution to the skills gap facing businesses across the globe. GAN Global, based in Geneva, Switzerland, is a CEO led alliance of private-sector companies, employers, international organisations and thought leaders seeking to accelerate the uptake of work-based learning, to connect people with in-demand skills, build a sustainable talent pipeline for business and ensure an equitable future for the workforce.

“In light of COVID-19, businesses and governments need quick, agile and adaptable solutions for skilling workforces, based on current and future needs” said Cristina Gueco Martin, Head of Communications for GAN Global. According to Nazrene Mannie, Executive Director of GAN Global, “this partnership will work to shape advocacy and influence in the important area of work-based learning and vocational education with urgent and meaningful solutions required to move beyond COVID-19.”

“I am incredibly excited to be working with the GAN network, where we can offer FE News as a media platform to share best practice, innovation and emerging strategy in Global Apprenticeships, Work Based Learning and Skills," said Gavin O’Meara, CEO and Head of Digital of FE News and FE Careers Limited. “If we can help showcase all of the amazing things happening globally in Work Based Learning, we hope we can encourage the global TVET community to come together to share and learn from one another, to help us all continually improve our services. It is an incredibly exciting partnership, with huge potential for positive change.”

As part of the partnership, GAN Global and FE News will co-develop content for its platforms, including features on radio shows, interviews, thought pieces, podcasts, and coverage of GAN Global events and activities - all of which will enhance UK and global dialogue on work-based learning, including apprenticeship. While FE News ‘content is mostly UK oriented, it is looking to global and private sector examples of tried and tested models and systems around the globe. Through its network and expertise, GAN Global will provide content on successful work-based learning examples for distribution through FE News platforms, and FE News will be invited to cover GAN Global events and activities.

The FE News Channel provides latest breaking news and updates on emerging education strategies and the #FutureofEducation. It provides trustworthy and positive news and views since 2003, publishing exclusive peer to peer articles from its feature writers, as well as user content across its network of over 3000 Newsrooms, offering multiple sources of news across the Education and Employability sectors. FE News also broadcasts live events, webinars, video interviews and news bulletins so subscribers can receive the latest developments in Skills News and across the Apprenticeship, Further Education and Employability sectors. (https://www.fenews.co.uk/)

GAN Global is a business-driven, multi-sector alliance that promotes work-based learning, including apprenticeship, as a way to overcome the skills mismatch and achieve a future of work that provides decent and sustainable work opportunities for all. We do this by encouraging businesses to implement WBL programmes and advocating with governments for an enabling policy environment. We believe that by aligning workforce skills with labour market demands, businesses, people, and communities will be empowered to thrive in a world of transformation.