The International Labour Organization and the Italian Government established the International Training Centre in 1964 in Turin, Italy, as an advanced vocational training institute. It has since matured into a focal point for high-level in-service training. This takes place in Turin, in course participants' home countries or via the Internet.
The ITC-ILO is committed to assisting countries in their social and economic development through learning and training. Within the framework of the ILO's Decent Work agenda, the ITC-ILO contributes to achieving the ILO's four strategic objectives:
- to promote and realize standards and fundamental principles and rights at work
- to create greater opportunities for women and men to secure decent employment and income
- to enhance the coverage and effectiveness of social protection for all
- to strengthen tripartism and social dialogue.
The ITC-ILO demand-driven training portfolio consists of courses in key work-related areas. In addition to courses whose repeated success has made them standards, we tailor existing courses to changing circumstances and requirements. The ITC-ILO also designs new courses and other learning events to meet specific needs and requests.
The ITC-ILO runs more than 450 programmes and projects for a total of around 12,000 people from over 190 countries each year.