Innovations and emerging trends in apprenticeships
This section provides an overview of the development of apprenticeships in new contexts – in non-traditional trades, at tertiary level and for adults as well as young school leavers. In particular, it offers three important perspectives:
Germany’s tried and tested dual system [apprenticeship] … was the best way forward at a time when almost six million under-25s in Europe are out of work …Angela Merkel (German Chancellor) in 2013
One thing that experience taught us is that there is, of course, no need for any country to introduce the whole dual system straight away. Inter-company vocational training can be an alternative".
- how new technologies are changing the ways in which skills can be acquired
- how apprenticeships can be used as a means of addressing the growing demand for digital skills
- some alternative arrangements, such as pre-apprenticeships, modularization and adaptations of apprenticeships to meet the needs of SMEs.