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…

Upskilling new work generation urgent in era of unprecedented change

Inclusive global initiative addresses skills gaps and plan for sustainable workforce Lifelong vocational education and skills development are essential for organisations to prepare for the future of work, according to education thought-leaders who will be joined by government and industry at the Asia Pacific Vocational Education and Training Forum (APAC TVET Forum 2022) in September.  Hosted by Education New Zealand in partnership with Skills Consulting Group. GAN New Zealand hosting organisation, and Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, the free online forum will focus on solutions for skill building the current and next generation.  The theme for this year’s APAC TVET Forum is…

Promoting Girls and Women in STEM: Building the Talent Pipeline through Work-Based Learning

On the 11th Anniversary of International Girls in ICT Day, a day to empower and encourage more girls entering this sector, GAN Global leveraged its network of members and partners from various fields, backgrounds, and countries, to develop solutions and ideas to lower barriers for girls and women in STEM roles. “You cannot be, what you do not see.” Pallavi Verma, Senior Managing Director, Accenture – referring to Accenture’s research on women taking up STEM positions and the need for active role models To break down glass ceilings and walls for girls and women at work, they need to be…

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…

GAN Network Activities

September and October have been eventful months at GAN Global, but also for the Networks around the world. With GAN Global colleagues travelling to Argentina and Costa Rica, an event on youth employability in Guatemala, the launch of the Apprenticeship Vacancy Index in Australia, the upcoming National Apprenticeship Day in France, there is a lot to tell. Read on to find out more.

WorldSkills Conference

With the ILO’s centenary being celebrated throughout this year, 2019’s agenda of international events on Future of Work, skills and work-based learning (WBL) has been a packed one. However, for the GAN Team, WorldSkills Kazan will be one to remember.

Guatemala dialogue on youth employability

Youth employability is a key topic on the global Future of Work agenda and to address it in Guatemala, Nestlé through its Iniciativa por los jóvenes brought together with the support of GAN Guatemala and CentraRSE (Action Center for Corporate Social Responsibility) representatives from diverse sectors of the economy: government and company representatives, business leaders, students, entrepreneurs and youth activists.