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…

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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…

Greener Skills for a Sustainable Workforce

Green education and training programmes play a crucial role in enabling businesses and employees to leverage emerging opportunities. Evidence from several countries shows that in sectors and occupations where green growth policies are encouraged, new skills, or new combinations of familiar skills, are driving the need for greener upskilling and reskilling strategies. The role of work-based learning (WBL) in these approaches is an opportunity for GAN Global and its members and partners to shape initiatives to close the skills gaps needed towards a sustainable future. The latest publication by GAN Global Board Member, the Adecco Group was introduced – Training for Green Jobs, highlighting different training solutions…

AWS joins Board of GAN Global to advance Work-Based Learning

Geneva, Switzerland. 21 June 2022 – Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the newest company to join the Management Board of the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN Global). With a commitment to train a diverse global workforce, including training 29 million individuals around the globe by 2025 with free cloud skills training, AWS is paving the way for the next generation of cloud builders. To scale its training and certification programs, including hands-on learning and apprenticeship programmes, AWS collaborates with higher education institutions, local and federal governments, AWS Training Partners, and NGOs to help train individuals from a wide range of backgrounds.…

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…

Business Strategies towards a Sustainable, Future-Proof Workforce

Bringing together companies representing various sectors spanning the globe, we explored how business leaders, particularly Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs) and HR Executives, play a crucial role in future-proofing their industries towards a sustainable future of work.

New Guide Emphasizes Skills Development as Key Business Strategy to a Sustainable World of Work

In times of extreme uncertainty and rapid digitalization, closing the gap between the supply and demand of skills and ensuring people have the right skills to be employable and perform their work well, is more challenging than ever. To help business leaders better understand how a strong skills development strategy creates business value while simultaneously generating positive value for people and society, today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN Global) launched a guide for Chief Human Resource Officers (CHROs) on skills strategies for a sustainable world of work.

Empowering Girls and Young Women in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Sector

Bringing together our Members, Partners, and Networks to celebrate Girls in ICT Day, we explored how together, we can create more gender parity in this field.

Inclusive Digital Skills Training – What will it take?

Digital skills are increasingly a pre-requisite to participation in the workplace and are likely to become more so in the future. From the most basic level such as sending emails to data science and AI, our professional lives are ever more dependent upon being able to use and master new technologies. How can countries like Australia, Colombia, and New Zealand measure this skill set, compare the results across their population, and ensure digital skilling opportunities for all? In 2021, digital literacy is a sine qua non condition in all agendas for technological transition and innovation. It remains key in achieving…