Apprenticeships for the XXI century: a model for Latin America and the Caribbean?

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Author: Fazio, Maria Victoria; Fernandez-Coto, Raquel; Ripani, Laura


This study intends to decompose apprenticeships. First, based on an extensive review of existing literature, it proposes a formal definition of apprenticeships that differentiates this type of training modality from other types of skills training. Second, it explores core elements and principles in depth that are central to apprenticeship programs - both in terms of their design and delivery - and presents examples of best practices from around the world that LAC countries can use as potential instruments to apply within their contexts. Third, it assesses the status of apprenticeship...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Labour market; Policy; Governance; Employment; Research

Keywords: Regulation; Employment creation; Literature review; Policy formation; Unemployment; Labour market program

Geographic subjects: Central America and the Caribbean; South America

Published: [Washington, District of Columbia]: Inter-American Development Bank, 2016

Physical description: v, 133 p.

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Also called: Apprenticeships for the 21st century: a model for Latin America and the Caribbean?

Series: IDB monograph; no. 475

Resource type: Report

Rights: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons IGO 3.0 Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (CC-IGO BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO) license and may be reproduced with attribution to the IDB and for any non-commercial purpose. No derivative work is allowed. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Call number: TD/TNC 126.602

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