This report iprovides an overview of effective apprenticeship practices with a focus on design and implementation. Each chapter of the report answers one of the seven most commonly asked questions of governments, providers, and practitioners. The key questions answered in this publication are related to: (1) the contribution of the apprenticeship schemes; (2) financial incentives, (3) wage for apprentices; (4) the optimal length of apprenticeship schemes; (5) providing a good learning experience; (6) how to involvement of youth at risk in apprenticeship schemes; and (7) how to attract potential apprentices in the VET programmes.
This policy document presents 20 guiding principles on apprenticeships and work-based learning, addressing key challenges of the vocational education and training systems in EU countries. The principles include themes such as quality assurance, support for companies, involvement of social partners, or the improvement of career guidance for apprentices.
This research paper aims to identify the changes that apprenticeship schemes are undergoing in practice by mapping national apprenticeship schemes in the EU countries, Norway and Iceland. This paper analyses the purposes and functions of the schemes to uncover the conceptual difference across the countries, discussing stakeholders' involvement in apprenticeship schemes.
This resource is the website of the EU SMART Composer project. The project aims to develop a methodology to support VET music educators in their teaching and equip them with new skills in branding, entrepreneurship and digital marketing to help their students improve their employability in view of a changing labour market.
This paper highlights different ways of classifying intermediary organizations, provides examples of different types of intermediary organisations and examines the different roles they can play to support the effective operation of apprenticeship systems. It draws on case studies from Australia, India and England.
This report provides an overview of apprenticeship training in Asia, based on a literature review. It describes the key characteristics of apprenticeships in Asia, the benefits of apprenticeships across apprentices, employers and governments, and the lessons learnt on what can make apprenticeships work well.
Bundesministerium für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort, 2021
This resource is an amendment of the Austrian Vocational Training Act which now enables apprentices with care obligations or health concerns to complete their training on a part-time basis. This resource is in German.
This report presents the results of a consultation on the ways in which European countries are managing apprenticeships during the COVID-19 crisis. The publication covers the impact of the pandemic on both school-based and work-based apprenticeships and discusses the implications on contracts, remunerations and the assessment of apprenticeships.
This report presents results of a national survey of young apprentices in Germany. The report focuses on mobility - how easily apprentices can reach their placement company - and housing - to what extent can apprentices find affordable accommodation. This resource is in German.
This report presents the findings of an online global survey regarding the provision of technical and vocational education and training in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include the disruption of TVET programmes due to COVID-19 as well as institutional, policy and system responses to COVID-19.
Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, 2021
The Action Plan for Apprenticeships describes how Ireland aims to increase the footprint of apprenticeships within the education landscape and ensure that apprentices are open, accessible and seen as a viable and exciting path to skills and qualification.
This publication explores how megatrends - sociodemographic changes, the accelerated adoption of emerging technologies and new forms of work organisation - will shape the future of apprenticeships’ design and delivery in European and OECD countries. It provides insights from 16 research papers from Europe, Australia and the USA, aimed to help inform political decisions on the future of apprenticeships.
This series of presentations describe the Dual VET in Germany and discuss its costs and benefits. The presentations cover topics such as why companies invest in apprenticeships, the cost of training apprentices, and how companies benefit from trainees. The resource is available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.