Going Global 2018 session
Date
Monday 01 June 2020 - 09:00 to Wednesday 30 September 2020 - 23:00

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

Speakers

Dr Ashwani Aggarwal

Global Team Leader for Work-based Learning, Apprenticeships, Recognition of Prior Learning and Core Work Skills, International Labour Organisation

Dr Ashwani Aggarwal is the ILO’s Global Team Leader for Work-based Learning, Apprenticeships, Recognition of Prior Learning and Core Work Skills. He holds a PhD degree in Skills Policy and Systems and has advised more than 50 countries in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, the Americas and Europe in improving skills and youth employment policy and programmes. He has 35 years of experience working with the private sector, government and international organisations.

Nazrene Mannie

Executive Director, Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN Global)

Ms. Nazrene Mannie is the Executive Director of GAN Global and a specialist in the field of social policy focusing on youth employment and skills development. Nazrene joined GAN Global in August 2019. As ED, Nazrene works closely with organisations such as the Global Alliance for Youth, private sector companies and international development entities such as the ILO, IOE, British Council, World Bank, UNESCO, the African Union and OECD to drive forward the agenda for agile Workforce Development..

 

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