Tools: Building partnerships in apprenticeship programmes

How to establish partnership at the local level, Asian countries1

This tool provides guidelines on how to set up partnerships and deliver cooperative training at the local level and recommends five steps (refer to annex 5 of the tool):

  • establish a regular exchange between enterprises and TVET providers
  • develop and sign an MoU
  • jointly identify training contents and venues
  • agree on the final number and selection of apprentices
  • sign agreements with apprentices.
Source: GIZ (2017), Down to earth: A practitioner's guideline to work with business and industry in TVET,

Memorandum of understanding between employer and TVET provider, Tanzania

This tool provides an example of an MoU from Tanzania, establishing a partnership between the Hotel Association of Tanzania and the National College of Tourism. The two institutions signed an MoU to support and facilitate the piloting of formal apprenticeship in the hospitality industry and to explore the introduction of the apprenticeship model into the TVET system.


Cooperation between stakeholders from business, government and society, Germany

This tool explaines how the cooperative partnerships between stakeholders in dual VET in Germany function.The first section addresses the interests of those involved in vocational education and training in general, while the second section focuses on the dual VET system and examines how interests are integrated there.


1 The source publication was developed by the Community of Practice “Private Sector Cooperation in TVET” within the GIZ Sector Network Assets for Asia. The Community of Practice comprises GIZ staff (international experts, national personnel, integrated experts and development advisers) from the following Asian countries: India, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, The Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam.