Small Island States Apprenticeship Study

In 2021, GAN Global received support from the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Youth Program to conduct a study on apprenticeships in eight small states in the Pacific and Caribbean.  

At the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Heads agreed on the need to invest in a systems approach to support young people to access meaningful and decent work opportunities, including through skills building, entrepreneurship, apprenticeships, and better data to target interventions effectively.

Strengthening the capacity of apprenticeship systems is key to equipping young people with the skills to pursue entrepreneurship and self-employment and to meeting the needs identified by employers as necessary for growth and increased productivity. Strong apprenticeship systems also have the potential to reduce the skills gap across the Pacific and the Caribbean.