Striking the right balance: costs and benefits of apprenticeship

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Author: Kuczera, Malgorzata


This paper aims to advance current understanding of the mechanisms that drive the provision of apprenticeships by exploring selected issues related to the costs and benefits of apprenticeships. It looks at the costs and benefits of apprenticeships from the vantage point of society, the employer and the apprentice. For students, apprenticeships are an attractive form of learning as they simultaneously enhance skills and prepare them for jobs and careers. Typically, public authorities organise and fund off-the-job education and training, while employers take responsibility for the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Finance; Employment; Economics; Policy

Keywords: Cost benefit analysis; OECD country; Apprentice; Employers; Economic impact; Policy implications

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2017

Physical description: 73 p.

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ISSN: 1993-9019 (online)

Resource type: Working paper

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Call number: TD/TNC 127.971

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