Overview

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We are the training arm of the International Labour Organization.

The International Training Centre is a vocational training institution in the heart of a riverside park in Turin, Italy. Founded in 1964 by the International Labour Organization and the Government of Italy, the Centre’s mission is to achieve decent work for all women and men.

The Centre is dedicated to the pursuit of learning and training to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 8: “Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment, and decent work for all.”

The Centre offers learning, knowledge-sharing, and institutional capacity-building programmes for governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations, and development partners. It aims to be a forum where development intersects with all forms of knowledge in the world of work, from tripartism to technology. As a multicultural hub for learning, the Centre welcomes everyone, regardless of gender, race, or class.

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Relevance, quality, and impact

These are the core elements of the Centre’s training programmes.

The Centre delivers more than just a classroom. Professional trainers guide participants through a learning journey, featuring workshops, study visits, and the latest educational technologies.

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Innovation, diversity, and sustainability

The Centre is a training institution in a class of its own.

  • Innovative pedagogical framework. The Centre maintains nearly 50 years of pedagogical collaboration with the United Nations system and other centers of excellence across the globe. The Centre’s programmes are designed to fulfill participants’ needs, as well as broader development agendas. Most training programmes are blended, which allows participants to start learning online, before they arrive in Turin. 
  • International learning environment. Diversity—of gender identity, nationality, and profession—is one of the Centre’s greatest strengths. Participants come from all over the world to learn, network, and practice new skills. A multicultural group of in-house trainers are leaders in learning experience design, as well as experts in their respective fields.
  • Customizable, sustainable programmes. Learning happens effortlessly when programmes and pedagogies consider individual needs and local contexts. And lifelong learning lasts longer: the Centre creates a multiplier effect by fostering communities of practice and professional networks.
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Ethics, Accountability and Transparency

The Centre is committed to transparency and accountability throughout its operations.

The Ethics Officer of the ILO works independently and aims to foster a culture of integrity within the organization, including the ITCILO.

Martin Oelz serves as Ethics Officer of the ILO since 1 February 2016. He can be reached at:

Upon request, the Ethics Officer provides confidential guidance to Human Resources Services, as well as individual managers and staff members, to ensure that all policies, procedures, and practices adhere to ethical standards. However, the Ethics Officer does not receive reports of misconduct nor resolve grievances in cases of conflict.

The Ethics Officer works with Human Resources Services to design and promote programmes that increase staff members’ awareness of ethical issues. All staff comply with the Standards of Conduct for the International Civil Service, as well as other documents regarding duties and procedures. 

If a staff member believes that action has been taken against them for reporting misconduct or cooperating with an audit or investigation, the Ethics Officer conducts a fair and transparent preliminary review. If necessary, the Ethics Officer refers the case to Human Resources Services for disciplinary action. 

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Structure, programmes, and personnel

The Centre’s global scope is mirrored in its organizational chart.

It is led by a Senior Management Team, chaired by the Director, and organized into thematic departments. The Turin School of Development falls under the Deputy Director’s responsibility, while the Director of Training manages all other course-related programmes.

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Donors and partners

The Centre is a nonprofit organization.

The International Labour Organization and the Government of Italy provide core funds. The United Nations, World Bank, European Union, development banks, foundations, and governments provide financial and technical support.

The Centre manages a global network of partners, such as professional organizations and training institutions. Staff work with partners to create training programmes that match participants’ needs. 

Tailor-made programmes may be funded by the client organization and/or donor agencies.

The Centre occasionally wins projects through competitive tendering.