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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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…

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…

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…

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…

Member Voice: How Regulations Will Impact Skills in 2022

GAN Global Board Member Representative, Bettina Schaller, Group SVP – Public Affairs of The Adecco Group shares her insights with us on anticipated trends and expectations from a workplace and skilling perspective. We all know that reskilling and upskilling are important. We lose around 40% of our skills every three years, so our skills can become obsolete in as little as a decade. Meanwhile, the changing demands of employers mean that employees need to learn new skills – upskilling – to fill vacancies. Career development is one of the top three priorities for employees, according to Adecco research that spanned 10 countries. And we…