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This paper focuses on the two systems of work-based learning in the Belgian institutional set-up, falling within the scope of the definition proposed by Cedefop. It examines the particular characteristics as well as the strengths and weaknesses of each of them, but highlights also their common features. To structure the discussion, we use criteria common to both systems or are dealt with the same way to the extent that we may speak of a model of work-based-learning that is specific to Belgium. As a result, the main strengths and weaknesses of this model apply to both systems. This is the case in particular for one of the most pressing issues, i.e. the specific situation of young people between the ages of 15 and 18 who have access to but experience very similar obstacles in both systems.

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