APINDO's Field Assessment & Apprenticeship Guideline release in English

Following the launch of our Indonesian GAN National Network last May, we are happy to announce APINDO released their two reports in English. You can now...

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Top U.S.-Based Companies Launch the “100,000 Opportunities Initiative” to Create Pathways to Economic Opportunity for Young Americans

More than a dozen leading, U.S.-based companies today announced the formation of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, which has the goal of being the nation’s...

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Switzerland and the United States signed a Declaration of Intent on Vocational Education and Training

Federal Councillor of Switzerland Johann N. Schneider-Ammann wrapped up his trip to the U.S. last week by signing a declaration of intent on Vocational...

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Inauguration of GAN National Network Spain

A further milestone on the journey of the GAN took place today in Madrid, hosted at the headquarters of GAN Chair, Telefónica.  The Spanish GAN National Network (GNN) represents the first of its kind in Western Europe. With GNNs already in place in Turkey and Indonesia, the GAN is a driving force in creating work opportunities for youth in several countries all over the world.

The launch kindly hosted by Telefónica and organised by the Spanish Confederation of Employers Organizations (CEOE), had a high level attendance with the Director-General of the ILO (International Labour Organization), Mr. Guy Ryder, Secretary of State, Ms. Engracia Hidalgo, COO of Telefónica,  Mr. José María Álvarez-Pallete López, and Secretary-General of CEOE, Ms. Ana Plaza giving introductory remarks. Linda Kromjong, Secretary General of IOE, stressed the importance of creating an employment friendly regulation, so that employers can take on and develop more apprenticeships programs. Further representatives of federations, associations and member companies of the GAN such as Nestlé, Hilton Worldwide and Samsung Electronics showcased their best practice examples on apprenticeships and youth employment as well as European and international employment initiatives.


A highlight of the launch was the signature ceremony of more than 20 companies committing to the three GAN Principles. The GAN welcomes new members to the GAN family and is looking forward to their actions against youth unemployment in Spain.

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