Short-term benefits, long-term harm?: alternative training to apprenticeships in Norway


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Author: Aspoy, Tove Mogstad; Nyen, Torgeir


Many countries with apprenticeship-based systems of [vocational education and training] VET face a shortage of apprenticeships. Some countries, including Denmark and Norway, address this supply-demand mismatch by offering alternative school-based routes to vocational qualifications for students not able to secure an apprenticeship. Other countries offer no alternative routes, but focus instead on pre-vocational education and training to prepare students for apprenticeships. This paper discusses the effects on the VET system of a recent Norwegian attempt to organise alternative training...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Vocational education and training

Keywords: Education and training system; Dual system; Apprenticeship contract; Educational policy; Workplace education and training; Learning motivation

Geographic subjects: Norway; Europe

Published: Bremen, Germany: Institute Technology and Education, University of Bremen, 2017

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Journal volume: 4

Journal number: 4

Journal date: December 2017

Pages: pp. 306-324

ISSN: 2197-8638 (print), 2197-8646 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 131.207

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