The objective of the workshop was to gain better understanding of governance modes and financing approaches in apprenticeship across countries. The participants were invited to discuss the methods for evaluating the governance and financing arrangements, identify success factors and challenges, and explore the conditions to expand apprenticeship.
The workshop brought together researchers and experts in the field, mainly from the countries with well-established (and researched) apprenticeship system - Austria, Australia, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and UK - and also the representatives of the European Commission and the ETF. The participants sought to answer the following questions:
- What are the criteria for well-performing/modern apprenticeship system?
- What are countries’ models of governance and financing of apprenticeship and how these (may) affect the performance of apprenticeship system?
- What are the conceptual frameworks and possible methods for assessing governance and financing of apprenticeship?
- How to assist the countries in developing apprenticeship system? What are the lessons learned from the previous transfers of policy and practice?