The number of beneficiaries reached in 2016 was 30,077. The more recent evaluation on the results of the instrument, dated 2013, draws on data covering the period 2007- 2013. The aim of the evaluation was not the apprenticeship courses, but the measures to fight early school leavers, which covers the training measures with double certification (including apprenticeship courses). This evaluation concluded that the employability levels associated with the apprenticeship courses are always higher, compared to those associated with training in general, especially in the case of male participants. In this sense, as a training measure, the results in terms of employability are very positive. These courses also present very low failure and drop-out rates. In this report, it is stated that the number of beneficiaries will reach 100,000 by 2020. The evaluation concluded that 9 months after the conclusion of the training, 44.2% of the apprenticeship courses students were working, comparing to 10% of the students that were in the regular secondary education. Former apprentices also have less precarious employment conditions.