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    Our impact, their voice

    Young apprentices escape forced labour in Mato Grosso

    03 August 2016

    The “Ação Integrada” (“Integrated Action”) project guarantees access to vocational training for people working in slavery-like conditions, to offer the opportunity for decent life.

  2. Our impact, their voice

    Apprenticeship programme offers escape from child labour in Jordan

    06 May 2016

    A youth apprenticeship programme launched by the International Labour Organization and the International Youth Foundation makes gains in the fight against child labour in Jordan.

  3. Skills and employability

    Quality apprenticeships “gold standard” to get youth into decent jobs

    16 September 2014

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder highlights role of efficient apprenticeship systems in overcoming high youth unemployment.

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    ILO blog

    5 reasons to consider an apprenticeship

    16 September 2014

    For young people preparing to enter one of the toughest job markets in decades, a good apprenticeship programme can pave the way to a rewarding career. In our latest blog post, ILO skills expert Michael Axmann gives five reasons today's young people should give apprenticeships some thought.

  5. News

    ILO officials visit Kalmykia and Astrakhan as part of ILO-LUKOIL Youth Employment Project

    26 April 2014

    On 22-26 April 2014 officials of the ILO Moscow Office, Olga Koulaeva and Mikhail Pouchkin, visited the Republic of Kalmykia and the city of Astrakhan.

  6. Zimbabwe

    Moving from marginalization through apprenticeships

    04 April 2014

    An ILO project in Zimbabwe is helping improve the quality of apprenticeships in the informal economy. The programme helps young people, particularly those living with disability, find decent work and escape the vicious circle of marginalization and poverty.

  7. Press release

    98 to 8000 formal apprentices in three years: Bangladesh's success in learning and earning

    14 December 2013

    A total of 8000 apprentices across Bangladesh recently completed skills apprenticeships under the TVET Reform Project, supported by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and funded by the European Union (EU). Just three years ago, the number was only 98 apprentices registered under the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET). The Centre of Excellence for Leather has also received funding from the Swiss Development Corporation and USAID’s PRICE programme.

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    Apprenticeships: A proven approach for tackling youth unemployment

    12 December 2013

    Countries like Austria and Denmark have been very successful in using apprenticeships to tackle the youth jobs crisis. The ILO is helping to share their experiences with other countries.

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    ILO meeting to discuss apprenticeship systems in Europe

    06 December 2013

    Experience shows apprenticeships can have a positive impact on youth employment. Government, employer and worker representatives from EU countries are meeting to discuss best practices and measures to further improve their efficiency.

  10. School-to-work transition

    The lure of apprenticeships in times of crisis

    15 October 2012

    Apprenticeships have been around for centuries but they are now getting a lot of fresh attention as the world struggles to defuse the potentially explosive youth employment crisis.