Briefing note Mei 2014Abstract

Despite their advantages as a way of aligning vocational education and training to labour market needs, apprenticeships are underused.

To reduce high unemployment among their young people, countries are looking to others for help. During the economic downturn, some countries have performed better and youth unemployment has remained relatively low , for example in Germany, the Netherlands and Austria . This has been attributed in part to their apprenticeships or ‘dual’ systems and, consequently, interest in them has increased.

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