Welcome to the IFWEA Online Labour Academy. We simply call it OLA! OLA was established in 2012 to develop workers’ education in the 21st century. OLA enables global collaboration among education organisations and worker-educators to design and deliver courses for grassroots leaders of democratic worker organisations.
OLA helps IFWEA to build global solidarity in the context of 21st century precarity through creating a Global Knowledge Community.
Education for Empowerment: The Social Aspects of Learning and Citizenship
Creating Gender Equality in the workplace
Popcorn and Politics Course
Theatre For Change
Participatory Learning Methods: An introduction to workers' education
Foundation Skills For Social Change Certificate Program
The Foundation Skills For Social Change (FSSC) Certificate Programme is composed of a range of courses developed by IFWEA affiliates and which have been reviewed by at least two experts from other affiliates according to agreed criteria and requirements. The courses provide grassroots leaders with the opportunity to reflect on and share their experiences using participative and interactive activities. Participants receive a certificate on completing a course. For more information on the FSSC certificate programme visit the IFWEA website http://www.ifwea.org. To view the courses in the category click below.
YGAP is an annual exposure and exchange programme for young staff
members of IFWEA affiliates and the labour organisations who are the
beneficiaries of their services. YGAP is a transformational learning
experience, designed to build a global knowledge community of worker
educators and labour organisers who share a common understanding of
global challenges and solidarity.
The programme targets young
educators, trade union and youth leaders between the ages of 18 – 35
years, who are computer literate, speak English and committed to
building a democratic labour movement.
The purpose of the SCSC programme is to build confidence, encourage
critical thinking and promote active participation which are necessary for
building vibrant, democratic organisations with an active membership. The courses in this programme supports online interaction between study circle facilitators in
different countries to share experiences on curricula, materials and pedagogy
of study circles that build a global knowledge community.