The Great Resignation and Work-Based Learning

“I see it as a responsibility to help companies recruit people based on true potential, motivation and cultural fit – then to continuously train them for the skills needed. We have seen apprenticeship becoming a clear game changer, not only for primary education but also to support professional transitions. Adecco has built first pilots here, both in terms of assessment and upskilling.” In the context of the Future of Work, WBL including apprenticeships and internships can be a way to empower workers of all ages to acquire skills needed throughout the entire cycles of their careers. Set against the backdrop…

Announcement

Enhancing Quality Apprenticeships in Turkey

In alignment with GAN’s goal of supporting the private sector in advancing quality apprenticeship agendas, GAN Global and Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations TISK, the host organization of GAN Turkey, organized a webinar on 16 May on “ILO Recommendation 208: Enhancing Quality Apprenticeships in Türkiye.” This collaborative event aimed to raise awareness on how to improve the quality of apprenticeship training and contribute to the development of robust programs in Türkiye. The webinar began with opening remarks from Akansel Koç (in Turkish), Secretary General of TİSK, followed by insights from Kathryn Rowan, Executive Director of GAN Global, and Akustina Morni,…

Driving Private Sector Engagement to Unlock the Potential of Quality Apprenticeships

In this article, GAN Global Executive Director, Kathryn Rowan discusses the crucial role of private sector engagement in implementing quality apprenticeships, as outlined in the ILO’s recommendation. She highlights the benefits of industry-relevant training, financial investment, mentorship, and enhanced employability. The launch of the Corporate Champions for Apprenticeships platform at the World Economic Forum in Davos demonstrates progress in driving private sector commitment. In the realm of global workforce development, the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Quality Apprenticeships Recommendation (R208) is a breakthrough for governments, employers, and workers for all nations working towards sustainable economic growth and equitable employment opportunities. For…

New Executive Director at GAN Global

Geneva, 1 September 2023 – GAN Global is thrilled to announce the appointment of Kathryn Rowan as its new Executive Director. Ms. Rowan, a seasoned leader with an exceptional background in human resources and corporate social responsibility, brings a wealth of experience from her previous role as Vice President of Human Resources, Zone Latin America, and Global Youth Lead at Nestlé. As GAN continues to champion the importance of apprenticeships and work-based learning worldwide, the organization is confident that Kathryn Rowan’s vision, expertise, and dedication will steer GAN into an even brighter future. I am thrilled to join the Global…

SFUVET and GAN Global Join Forces to Boost Apprenticeships

Geneva, Switzerland. Date 2023 – The Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) and the Swiss Federal University for Vocational Education and Training SFUVET are pleased to announce their new partnership aimed at further promoting international cooperation in vocational and professional education and training. GAN will work closely with SFUVET to promote and implement dual VET within international companies in Switzerland and abroad. Together, the two institutions will share knowledge and best practices related to vocational and dual education, apprenticeship development, and skills development within and across GAN networks and country partners as well as in the countries where both organizations are active. SFUVET…

Apprenticeships: The Key Innovation for Building Efficient Talent Supply Chains

This online event spotlighted the potential for work-based learning (WBL) programs, including apprenticeships, to help companies cultivate skills and build an effective talent supply chain. In today’s rapidly evolving economies and workforces, the demand for skilled and productive talent is constantly increasing. To address such needs, WBL programs, including apprenticeships, have emerged as key innovations in cultivating skills development to building strong talent supply chains. TeamLease Degree Apprenticeship and GAN Global organized this second webinar on 29 June 2023, as part of a joint virtual series that aims to explore in deeper detail specific themes regarding WBL and apprenticeships as…

The RoI on Apprenticeships & Work-Based Learning in India

TeamLease Degree Apprenticeship and GAN Global hosted a webinar, on 22 February 2023, to kick off a series of joint virtual events that will explore in deeper detail specific themes around the potential of WBL and apprenticeships for Indian youth to enter the job market and improve their employability in a variety of sectors. The webinar was also an opportunity to announce a partnership between GAN Global and TeamLease Degree Apprenticeship to scale degree apprenticeship adoption in the country. “Our mission is to achieve employment for all worldwide, and we believe that Indian youth is a significant quadrant in the…

Building a Dual Education Model in Ecuador

GAN Global and Corporación Formados have signed a Country Partner agreement to work closely together to raise awareness on work-based learning (WBL) and apprenticeships in Ecuador. Established in 2018, Corporación Formados was born out of a cooperation project between the Federation of Chambers of Industry and Commerce of Germany and chambers and associations of Ecuador. Since its inception, Formados has been working on developing dual education programmes within vocational education and training. GAN Global, a multi-sector alliance convening and connecting businesses, governments, and international organisations to promote WBL, has been active in the Latin American region since 2016, with partners…

The Great Resignation and Work-Based Learning

“I see it as a responsibility to help companies recruit people based on true potential, motivation and cultural fit – then to continuously train them for the skills needed. We have seen apprenticeship becoming a clear game changer, not only for primary education but also to support professional transitions. Adecco has built first pilots here, both in terms of assessment and upskilling.” In the context of the Future of Work, WBL including apprenticeships and internships can be a way to empower workers of all ages to acquire skills needed throughout the entire cycles of their careers. Set against the backdrop…

Strategies to empower women and girls in the world of work through vocational education training (VET)

The African Union and AUDA NEPAD, through Skills Initiative for Africa (SIFA) and GAN Global hosted a webinar on driving gender-transformative approaches for Africa. The webinar showcased how the AU Commission, AUDA-NEPAD and GAN Global members, with the support of funders and partners, are continually pursuing to increase and sustain African women working in STEM and other underrepresented fields on the continent. Challenges in the African context include infrastructure and access to both hardware and software. However, we must ensure an inclusive Future of Work and not leave an entire continent behind. The purpose of our work and of this webinar…

GAN Argentina, GAN Australia and GAN Guatemala Join GAN Global Board

GAN Global is honoured to welcome three network country representatives onto the Management Board. As the two-year term of GAN Colombia, GAN Malawi and GAN Turkey comes to an end, members thank these three countries for their service. We welcome the following three individuals, as representatives of the host organizations of three GAN Networks, for their future commitments to promote work-based learning, including apprenticeships and adaptive measures to innovate and respond to the many recent changes in workforce development and learning: “At GAN Argentina, our goal is to encourage local companies to commit to training and incorporating young people into…