First online training: Understanding apprenticeships in the EU The European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) is running a new series of online training courses for everyone interested in learning about apprenticeship systems in the European Union. © Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com In this module, you will be able to learn about: The origins and history of apprenticeships How different EU countries understand apprenticeships How apprenticeships differ from other forms of work-based learning Through a range of videos, infographics, and examples from different countries, you will also be able to explore key figures and compare differences between apprenticeship systems in the EU. Upon finishing each module, users will obtain a certificate of completion, highlighting their knowledge of apprenticeship practices and how to develop quality apprenticeship systems. This course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Begin the course - Understanding apprenticeships in the EU About the content creator: Jörg Markowitsch is an Expert in Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Senior Partner at 3s Research & Consulting in Vienna which he founded in 2001. He is an experienced Team Leader in international research and development projects in the area of education and labour markets, and a policy advisor on national and EU-Level matters for senior officials and policy makers. He has been an active member in several EU Expert and Working Groups and in international research associations and scientific boards. Jörg has recently coordinated various large comparative research projects on apprenticeships, adult learning and the Future of VET in Europe.