This publication is the final report from the thematic country review of apprenticeships (TCR) in Italy.
The review took place between July 2015 and July 2017 at the request of the Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policies. It examined apprenticeship Type 1: apprenticeship for vocational qualification and diploma, upper secondary education diploma and high technical specialisation certificate. This report presents the TCR key findings and suggestions for action to develop the scheme in the medium and long term. The underlying analysis largely relies on information collected from different stakeholders at various levels and in-depth discussions with the national steering group. The report identifies four areas of intervention: definition of an overall approach to apprenticeship Type 1, as a part of the education and training system; creation of a unified governance structure at national level; modification of some distinguishing features of the scheme; and strengthening company involvement. It is up to the national authorities whether and how to take these suggestions further.
Since 2014 Cedefop has carried out thematic country reviews on apprenticeships in Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, and Slovenia. Cedefop is currently reviewing apprenticeships in Cyprus and Croatia, and has piloted a lighter version of the review in the French-speaking Community of Belgium, in addition to Sweden. The reports of the reviews carried out in Cyprus, Croatia and French-speaking Belgium are expected in 2019.