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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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Targeting young people – work-based training at the local level in Germany

This chapter investigates the opportunities for work-based training for young people in the context of the dual vocational education system of Germany. The transition from school to work for young Germans is smoothed by a strong apprenticeship system and mechanisms that target government and employment services to young people at risk or with low qualifications. Specific examples of employer engagement in youth employment initiatives are also explored.

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