Education

Quality Apprenticeships for Giving Youth a Better Start in the Labour Market, G20-OECD-EC Conference

 

Building upon the work of the G20 Task Force on Employment and by the European Commission, OECD and ILO, the primary objective of this one-day conference was to take stock of the progress countries have made in tackling poor labour-market outcomes for youth and the role that apprenticeships can play in improving these outcomes.

The conference provided an opportunity for a mutual sharing of good practice in fostering the better insertion of youth into the labour market through the development of quality apprenticeships. It also sought to foster a greater commitment by countries to take action to introduce or strengthen apprenticeship initiatives and to take stock of the progress achieved.

 

Background Documents

 

Conference Programme - 9 April 2014 

Introduction (Key issues)

  • OECD – Stefano Scarpetta (Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs)
  • G20 Presidency – Margaret Kidd  (Co-chair of the G20 Taskforce on Employment)
  • European Commission – Detlef Eckert (Director, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion)

Session I. Setting the scene

Chair: Stefano Scarpetta (Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD)

Session II. Ensuring access to high-quality programmes

Chair: Detlef Eckert (Director of Europe 2020: Employment policies, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission)

Session III. Making apprenticeships more valuable to youth

Chair: Azita Berar Awad (Director of the  Employment Policy Department, ILO)

  • Hilary Steedman (Centre for Economic Performance LSE, UK) on careers guidance and the development of apprenticeship in high-value industries
  • Craig Robertson (Head of Skills Connect Division, Department of Industry, Australia) on the challenges of substantial dropouts in apprenticeship programmes and possible solutions
  • Marta Novick (Undersecretary of Technical Programming and Labor Studies, Ministerio de Trabajo, Empleo y Seguridad Social, Argentina) on the quality apprenticeship programmes in Argentina
  • Jooseop Kim [TBC] (Senior Researcher, KLI, Korea) on the challenge of making apprenticeships, and Vocational Education and Training in general, more attractive to Korea’s youth
  • Holly Ransom, Representative from Y20 on the importance of apprenticeships for youth
  • Discussion with country delegates and other stakeholders

Session IV. Making apprenticeships more attractive to employers

Chair:  Craig Robertson (Head of Skills Connect Division, Department of Industry, Australia)

  • The point of view of firms:
    • Antoine FOUCHER, Director of  Social Affairs MEDEF
    • Erol Kiresepi, Vice President of the Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations (TISK) and Chairman and CEO of Santa Farma, presentation
  • The point of view of trade unions
    • Hermann Nehls (DGB Germany), presentation
  • Discussion  with country delegates and other stakeholders

Conclusions

Chair: Stefano Scarpetta (Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD) will summarise the key messages emerging from the conference

  • Final words by Georg Fischer (Director of Analysis, Evaluation, External Relations, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission)
  • Final words by Margaret Kidd (Co-chair of the G20 Taskforce on Employment, Australia’s G20 Presidency)

Further reading

 

Recommended links

 

 

 

 

Countries list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
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  • Liberia
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  • Macao (China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
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  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
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  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
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  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe