Industry and entrepreneurship


Engaging Employers in Apprenticeship Opportunities

Making It Happen Locally

This joint OECD-ILO publication provides guidance on how local and regional governments can foster business-education partnerships in apprenticeship programmes and other types of work-based learning, drawing on case studies across nine countries. There has been increasing interest in apprenticeships which combine on the job training with classroom-based study, providing a smooth transition from school to work. There are benefits to both individuals and employers from participating in apprenticeships, including increased productivity and job quality. Successful implementation is contingent on having a high level of employer engagement at the local level, notably in the design, development and delivery of programmes.

Published on June 16, 2017


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Executive summary
Boosting employer engagement in apprenticeships: Synthesis findings
Local initiatives to promote apprenticeships in the United Kingdom
Apprenticeships in a hyper-rural setting in Nordland, Norway
Targeting young people – work-based training at the local level in Germany
Innovative approaches to attracting and retaining apprentices in Western Australia
Youth skills development and retention in Otorohanga, New Zealand
The urban technology project in Philadelphia, United States
Boosting employer engagement in apprenticeships at the local level in Turkey
Apprenticeships in the formal and informal economy at the local level in Bangladesh
Reforming the Indian apprenticeship system to boost local engagement
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