E-learning course on Skills dimensions of labour migration to promote decent employment for all

Skills dimensions of labour migration to promote decent employment for all

E-learning course on Skills dimensions of labour migration to promote decent employment for all

Anticipating, developing, and partnering

9 November–18 December 2020
The course is available in English, Français

Today, many countries experience the simultaneous inflows and outflows of migration. However, it is alarmingly common that migrant workers do not enjoy decent working conditions. In this online course, organized in partnership with the European Training Foundation, participants learn about the different skills dimensions of migration, as well as how to design programmes aimed at improving decent work for migrants.

Join this course to learn how to create more and better jobs for migrants.

Key features
Learn differently

Integrated e-learning which includes lectures, discussions, and individual exercises

High-level resources

Learn from ITCILO trainers, ILO,  and European Training Foundation specialists


Learning begins at own pace, continues through high-quality, engaging "real time" sessions and ends with an individual assignment


Critical insights from employment and  migration experts

Introduction to the course

This course aims to promote better labour-market outcomes for migrant workers in both sending and receiving countries. Key topics including skills recognition, labour-market information systems, and the role of public employment services and recruitment agencies will be addressed.

Who attends this course?

ILO constituents, ministries, academia, NGOs, diaspora associations

What topics does this course cover?

This course focuses on the skills-related components of policies and programmes for migrant workers.

  • Skills anticipation and matching
  • Transparency, recognition and portability of skills
  • Skills development for migrant workers before, during and after migration
  • Dynamics of skills mobility and skills partnerships for development
What will I learn?

Participants discuss relevant topics with international experts and their peers.

  • The role and scope of bilateral labour migration agreements
  • Benefits for using skills anticipation and matching tools
  • Diversity of labour migrant support measures from employment and skills perspectives
  • Best practices in skills development and recognition to boost employability for migrant workers
What will I be able to do?

Participants leave this course connected to a global network of professionals operating in skills-related programs for migrant workers.

  • Integrate tools for skills anticipation and matching for managing migration flows.
  • Design and apply skills recognition approaches to facilitate access to training and the labour market
  • Conceive skills development-related actions for migrant worker target groups
  • Assess the value of skills partnerships between origin and destination countries
Why should I join?

This new e-learning course is designed specifically for migration professionals, this is what they will enjoy:

  • Virtual exchange with global experts with decades of international experience on migration and employment
  • Join and interact online with a global network of professionals to share learning and best practices
  • This new e-learning course consists of a blend of online resources on good practices and case studies, 'real time' interactive sessions led by highly experienced trainers, individual and collaborative group exercises using our eCampus platform
  • Successful candidates receive an ITCILO Certificate of Achievement. In order to receive the Certificate of Achievement.
  • This course qualifies for the ITCILO Diploma for Labour Migration Experts and Practitioners
How to apply

Click here to apply before 16 October 2020.

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