May 2019 News from the GAN Networks

Updated: May 21, 2019

In April, GAN Costa Rica[i] in cooperation with Japp.Jobs, hosted the first event of the “Talento para Crecer” program. The program inspires small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to hire interns and apprentices by sharing experiences of other businesses and providing legal support. The program also serves as a platform for young people interested in applying for internships and apprenticeships in SMEs. Thanks to this event, more than ten start-ups signed up for the program and will enlist in upcoming workshops.

GAN Argentina[i] has spent the first months of this year consolidating its strategy for 2019. In April, with its member Randstad Argentina, GAN Argentina began implementing a research project in Barrio 31 - a vulnerable neighborhood in the City of Buenos Aires - to study the return on investment in companies that hire employees through a government employment office. With the University of Buenos Aires, GAN Argentina also began a research project on the viability of a government program that provides subsidies to companies that train unemployed workers and then hire them. Together with member Nestlé and the Noemí Project, GAN Argentina is preparing to operationalize a project to incorporate high school students as apprentices in Nestlé.

Last but not least, GAN Argentina is still in national campaign mode! Check the animated infographics created by GAN Argentina together with the Noemí Project here.

[i] Funding is provided by the USDOL under cooperative agreement number IL-29557-16-75-K-1. This material does not necessarily reflect the views or policies on the USDOL, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the United States Government

GAN France launches their first newsletter with key information (in French) on latest updates on national apprenticeship reforms, GAN France member activities during National Apprenticeship Day, and information on a digital recruitment tool that links employers, candidates and training institutes.

The Experience Work Week is an initiative by GAN Belgium based on the Experience Work Day organised by The Adecco Group. Throughout the end of April, young people were given exposure to the world of work, with seven members (Arvesta, Attentia, ISS, Ricoh, Suez, Voka and The Adecco Group) from different sectors opening their doors and providing their employees with mentorship opportunities for a week. Through the Experience Work Week, GAN Belgium aims to offer youngsters an opportunity to experience the workplace in different sectors.