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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.

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Local initiatives to promote apprenticeships in the United Kingdom

This chapter reviews two local Apprenticeship Hubs that have been developed in the Greater Manchester and Leeds City Region as part of the current devolution process of new powers to English cities. The case study explores the effectiveness and efficiency of the Apprenticeship Hubs in a context of high youth unemployment and structural change in the United Kingdom, and provides an opportunity to compare and contrast differing approaches to implementation and governance changes.

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