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.



Youth skills development and retention in Otorohanga, New Zealand

This chapter analyses the impacts of local leadership and consultation in the development of initiatives to address youth unemployment in Otorohanga, New Zealand. Initiatives to support youth through the transition from school to work that are examined include the introduction of local training, mentorship and pastoral care services. The chapter highlights the success of integrated local leadership among actors in government, business, faith and educational institutions to develop solutions to address specific issues in a diversified rural context.


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