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Seven questions about apprenticeships: insights from international experience


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One of the best ways of ensuring that learning meets the needs of the workplace is to make use workplaces as a powerful learning environment. Apprenticeships are designed to do just that, but the challenges of engaging individuals, social partners and education and training systems are significant. This report offers a comparative perspective on responses in policy and practice to these challenges. It draws out policy messages, using material from the OECD project on “Work-based learning in vocational education and training”. It focuses on seven questions that arise in the design of apprenticeship schemes and their effective implementation. For example, the report explores what the right wage for apprentices is, how policy and practice can help make apprenticeships work for young people at risk, and how apprenticeships can be made attractive to both employers and prospective apprentices.




Montserrat Gomendio

Head of the OECD Centre for Skills, OECD