Apprenticeship: a pill for every ill?


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European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop)


Following the financial crisis and the ensuing economic downturn in the past decade, apprenticeship sparked renewed interest among policy-makers both in Brussels and the EU Member States. Since, European and national crisis management strategies have advocated apprenticeship both as a short-term solution to youth unemployment and a useful response to companies' skill needs in the longer term. Increasing the uptake of apprenticeships has consequently been at the heart of a massive policy effort that has resulted in a proliferation of apprenticeship schemes with different purposes:...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Vocational education and training; Policy; Quality

Keywords: Apprentice; Education and training system; Unemployment; Quality assurance; Training policy; European Union

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Thessaloniki, Greece: Cedefop, 2021

Physical description: 4 p.

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Series: Cedefop briefing note; no. 9155, March 2021

ISBN: 9789289631389

ISSN: 1831-2411

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 143.1118

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