ILO eyes global standard for apprenticeships

Interview with International Labour Organisation director general Guy Ryder, on the future of work.
Interview with International Labour Organisation director general Guy Ryder, on the future of work. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is working towards developing a new international standard on apprenticeships that could be a legally binding convention, said its director-general Guy Ryder.

He said the ILO has initiated preparations to consult governments, employers and worker organisations about adopting the new standard at the 2021 International Labour Conference.

He also told The Straits Times he is more concerned about re-skilling workers than about jobs being lost to technology.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 13, 2019, with the headline 'ILO eyes global standard for apprenticeships'. Print Edition | Subscribe