Work-based learning (WBL) is often seen as a powerful vehicle for developing workplace skills and promoting productivity of the labour force. Realising the potential of work-based learning requires firms and trainees to engage in work-based learning that effectively increases productivity. The development of WBL systems often creates large challenges, in engaging the employers that must provide the work placements, in making apprenticeship attractive to young people who might otherwise pursue academic studies, and in delivering skills that are not only immediately valuable but support career development. Understanding the dynamics of the costs and benefits of WBL and ensuring that those are reflected in the design of WBL schemes is essential to ensure that firms provide high-quality WBL and trainees perceive WBL as an attractive career option.
Papers and reports
Read published papers and reports on work-based learning:
Click book cover to read, share and embed on your website the publication Seven Questions about Apprenticeships: Answers from International Experience
Click the book cover to read, share and embed on your website the publication Skills beyond School: Synthesis Report
Click the book cover to read, share and embed on your website the publication Learning for Jobs