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.
Promoting apprenticeships: the role of the B20 (Brent Wilton, Secretary General of the International Organization of Employers – IEO) and L20 (Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation – ITUC)
Discussion with country delegates and other stakeholders
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)