The International Training Centre of the ILO
Training for the world
The Centre is the training arm of the International Labour Organization. It provides practical, needs-based training and learning, and assists with capacity-building that furthers the ILO's pursuit of decent work for all.
Today, the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization reaches out from its campus in Turin - the only campus in the United Nations system - to meet the training needs of the ILO's tripartite constituents (workers, employers and governments) in every part of the globe.
People from all over the world come to Turin to take part in its seminars, workshops and courses every year. The Centre also runs events, courses and projects in peolpe's home countries and regions.
Furthermore, it loosens constraints of time, cost and location through its growing range of on-line and distance learning activities.
In 2007, well over 11,800 people from 191 countries took part in the Centre's training activities and events.
The Centre is a needs-driven organization. Its approach is first to identify ILO constituents' priority training and learnings needs, and then to design and run programmes that meets those needs.
It organizes its own units by subject area and by geographic area. The Centre is sensitive to the particular characteristics of its many target groups. The content, method and language of its programmes reflect the particular needs and circumstances of the participants.
The eleven technical areas are:
- International Labour Standards, Rights at Work and Gender Equality
- Employment Policies and Skills Development
- Employment Research, Analysis and Statistics
- Enterprise, Microfinance and Local Development
- Social Protection
- Social Dialogue, Labour Law and Labour Administration
- Workers' Activities
- Employers' Activities
- Sustainable Development and Governance
- Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications
The Centre runs regular programmes for recent university graduates and career professionals to specialize in subjects relevant to development. These include cultural projects for development, intellectual property, international trade law and management of development.
Although longer than the Centre's other programmes, these, too, tend to be intensive and combine practice with theory. They are run in cooperation with a network of outside institutions (in particular the University of Turin), and are supervised by academic committees containing leading experts on the subject.
For more information about the Centre, visit www.itcilo.org