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 is a webpage by the Ontario College of Trades, the regulatory body that governs skilled trades in Ontario. It provides examples of types of support that can be developed for women in the trades and gives examples of best practice.
This paper describes the main features of female participation in apprenticeships that are male-dominated. It provides analysis of apprentices' decisions to participate and future labour market prospects.
Qualifications and Vocational Education and Training Development Centre, 2020
The video in Lithuanian provides information on how the employer and the vocational training institution cooperate in the implementation of vocational training through apprenticeships and how the quality of vocational training is ensured.
Qualifications and vocational education and training development centre, 2020
This video in Lithuanian provides information about which stakeholder initiates apprenticeships in Lithuania, how vocational training takes place through apprenticeships and what preparation is required for the implementation of apprenticeships.
The action plan contains several proposals in relation to regulation, governance, and incentives for apprenticeships in Lithuania. The first chapter gives a detailed vision for apprenticeships. The second chapter provides an overview of principles and steps set out by the action plan. The final chapter outlines proposals in relation to regulation, governance, and incentives for apprenticeships.
The BEQUAL.app benchmarking tools on quality assurance in work-based learning and vocational education and training were developed as part of the Bequal.app project, and target educational institutions and companies.