Engaging Employers in Apprenticeship Opportunities

Making It Happen Locally

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This joint OECD-ILO publication provides guidance on how local and regional governments can foster business-education partnerships in apprenticeship programmes and other types of work-based learning, drawing on case studies across nine countries. There has been increasing interest in apprenticeships which combine on the job training with classroom-based study, providing a smooth transition from school to work. There are benefits to both individuals and employers from participating in apprenticeships, including increased productivity and job quality. Successful implementation is contingent on having a high level of employer engagement at the local level, notably in the design, development and delivery of programmes.



Apprenticeships in a hyper-rural setting in Nordland, Norway

This chapter assesses the apprenticeship services available to young people in the hyper-rural Norwegian county of Nordland. Challenges associated with the county’s geography and density are also analysed with respect to their impacts on youth participation in employment and vocational education. Two case studies of a local employer and vocational education provider are described as a lens for the broader implementation of the Norwegian apprenticeship system.


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