The I-WORK (Improving Work Opportunities – Relaying Knowledge) project has now finished. Its aim was to enhance technical and vocational education and training to give people across the Commonwealth better opportunities to gain meaningful employment. The work was funded by UK Government, in support of the commitments made during Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 and supported three strands of activity.
I-WORK was delivered using a “cultural relations approach” which is reliant upon high levels of stakeholder engagement and collaboration in both the design and delivery of projects. This methodology was found to be highly successful and effective. You can find out more about the approach and its impact on I-WORK here.
The full external evaluation report and executive summary can be found in the Download section below.
You can read the final reports from the Apprenticeship Strand below:
•The first is an Impact Report summarising the projects undertaken through the apprenticeship strand in each country and our overall approach
I-WORK in Action – Focus in Ghana: a two-day National Workshop was organised on 23 and 24 January under I-WORK project. The aim of the workshop was to highlight the work done in developing ‘Draft National Apprenticeship Policy’ for Ghana and to share some good practices learned through international partnerships with some selected commonwealth countries. Read more.
Find out here about the two-day National Workshop organised in Ghana in January 2020 with the aim to highlight the work done in developing the ‘Draft National Apprenticeship Policy’.
I-WORK in Action – Focus in Malaysia: following a recent a project visit to Malaysia, find more about the breadth and scale of work that has taken place through I-WORK. At both institutional/college (Partnership Strand) as well as the systemic level (Apprenticeship strand), working with a range of stakeholders and partners ranging from government departments to multinational companies has enabled the development of innovative project work, all of which aims to support the transition of learners into the world of work. Read more.
Find out here how the I-WORK project helped to improve work opportunities in Malaysia.
I-WORK Success story
I-WORK was delivered using a “cultural relations approach” which is built upon high levels of stakeholder engagement and collaboration in both the design and delivery of projects, schemes and pilot activities. This requires significant investment in time and resources when compared to conventional “drag-and-drop” approaches where an attempt is made to replicate successful systems in one county in another. Find here more about projects impact.
You can read the final reports from the Apprenticeship Strand in the Download section below.