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“Academy on Skills Development” Skills and TVET for improved productivity, employment growth and development

The International Training Centre of the ILO and the ILO Skills and Employability Department, in co-operation with the ILO/CINTERFOR (Inter-American Centre for Knowledge Development in Vocational Training), the German International Development Cooperation (GIZ), and the Luxembourg Agency for Development Cooperation are offering a two weeks international Skills Development Academy. Its purpose is to stimulate learning and knowledge exchange on major policy challenges and options for building effective, responsive and inclusive skills development systems and to discuss some of the latest trends in the area of skills development and TVET.

  • Training
When Oct 15, 2012 08:00 AM to
Oct 26, 2012 05:00 PM
Where Turin, Italy
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The Academy is aimed primarily at participants from developing and middle-income countries. The main language will be English with interpretation into French and Spanish.

Some sessions will be conducted in Spanish and French with interpretation into English. Interested candidates should have a good command of one of the aforementioned three languages.

 Please find attached an information brochure on this Academy which contains some further information on the Academy programme and objectives, participants’ profile and the application procedure.

 We would be grateful if you could help us in disseminating the information on this Academy among your colleagues and other relevant individuals and institutions.


The total cost of this Academy is € 3,250 per participant. This comprises:

- Training fees, covering training materials, Academy preparation, implementation and evaluation;

- Subsistence costs, including full board and lodging at the training venue and minor medical care.

 ITC-ILO will have a limited number of partial fellowships available. The amount of each fellowship is € 1,400.- To receive a fellowship, please enquire early!

 The Academy fee does not include the cost of travel to and from the International Training Centre of the ILO, Turin.


Applicants are kindly asked to send us:

 1. A completed online nomination form:




 2. An official "sponsorship letter" issued by their organization (or a donor organization) stating that it will cover:

 a.) the cost of the Academy of € 3,250.- (or the remaining cost of the Academy of € 1.850,- if applying for a fellowship).

 b.) the international travel between the country of origin and the Turin Centre.

 The sponsorship letter is the pre-condition to formalize participants’ registration. Candidates who do not send an official sponsorship letter by their institutions within the application deadline, including points a.) and b.) mentioned above, cannot be considered.

 This letter should be sent to the below mentioned contact.


August 24th 2012


Kindly note that only candidates who present both of the aforementioned documents (online nomination form and “sponsorship letter”) can be considered.

 The final communication on acceptance to the Academy and award of fellowships will be sent latest on September 7th 2012.

Employment Policy and Skills Development Programme

(Co-ordinator: Ms Alessandra MOLZ)

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