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.


Innovative approaches to attracting and retaining apprentices in Western Australia

This chapter explores the impact and effectiveness of enterprise-embedded apprenticeship programmes in the context of the construction industry of Western Australia. The case study features a “whole of life” pathway for apprentices to make the transition from secondary education to full-time work through a range of experiences and opportunities provided through a single company. The relationship between the apprenticeship scheme and the broader economic context of Western Australia is also explored.


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