This event took place on 22 June at 2pm, UK time.
Apprenticeships have been around for centuries, but the definition is contested and varies from country to country in a formal sense. ‘A job with training’ is a sensible starting point but qualifications, funding sources and duration, for example, can differ hugely between industry and region.
Apprenticeships systems and delivery are a key part of the British Council’s work in Technical and Vocational Education and Training and we explored the subject further during our I-WORK project funded by UK Government. We developed the Apprenticeship Benchmarking Tool which allows policy makers to compare their apprenticeship systems against a global standard and their peers around the world. This session will showcase the findings of this global comparison and feature responses from leading global apprenticeship thinkers.
Our contributors from GAN and the ILO will address how apprenticeships can offer viable and relevant skills and pathways into the labour market during the current disruptions where massive shifts in terms of jobs and work are underway and outline what resources and tools are available to support training providers and employers.
Attendees will leave this session with an enhanced understanding of the global apprenticeship picture and ideas of how we can better collaborate to address mutual challenges.
Our contributors for this session were:
- Andy Hall - Senior Consultant, Skills Systems, British Council
- Dr. Ashwani Aggarwal - Global Team Leader for Work-based Learning, Apprenticeships, Recognition of Prior Learning and Core Work Skills, ILO
- Nazrene Mannie - Executive Director, Global Apprenticeship Network