Apprenticeship Innovations from the Global South - Participation of Michael Axmann during the International Conference on Innovations in Apprenticeships: A skilled workforce for the Future 4-5 July 2018. Geneva

Apprenticeships, or the learning of a trade from a master craftsperson, is traditional method of skills development. In fact, apprenticeships date back to the late Middle Ages. Throughout time, they have evolved in response to changing skills needs, as well as advancements in technology and pedagogy. As a result, this form of passing on skills from an older generation to a new one has enabled apprenticeships to continue to be relevant and effective thanks to their continued innovations in response to new economic, social, and labour market changes. Yet, if apprenticeships are to continue their journey of evolution, what innovations will we witness given various contemporary challenges? Would they adapt to the skills requirements of the fourth industry revolution, climate change and sustainable development, labour migration and other social challenges such as increasing income inequality? 

Michael Axmann, Senior Specialist for Enterprises, Productivity and Skills Development from ILO CINTEFOR, participation during this event in Geneva. Following the link, you will have access to the video with the presentation of M. Axmann and the other participants of Session 8: Apprenticeship Innovations from the Global South. It was organized by the ILO in collaboration with the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, the OECD and the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN).

M. Axmann interventions: 18:45 to 25:44; 55:55 to 58:25; 1:08 to 1:10.