Work-based continuing vocational education and training (CVET) requires more attention and strategic action. Work-based learning (WBL) is a powerful way to support adult learning and human resource development in enterprises, but the potential it has to offer has not yet been fully exploited in Europe.
Systematic and comprehensive knowledge of WBL in CVET is still lacking. What exactly is WBL in CVET? How is it practised on the ground, and which forms and patterns of WBL are used in CVET? Do European and national policies on WBL in CVET exist, and in how far do they shape practices? What do different stakeholders perceive as main advantages, needs and challenges?
This publication addresses these issues and contributes to better understanding of policies and practices of WBL in CVET in Europe.