The publication is the final report of the thematic country review of apprenticeship in Lithuania. The report is based on information and views gathered in consultation with stakeholders in Lithuania (representatives of ministries, social partners, VET providers, companies, students, teachers and trainers).
The review took place between May 2014 and March 2015 at the request of the Ministry of Education and Science of Lithuania. The report presents analysis of findings on main features, enablers and challenges of apprenticeship in Lithuanian VET, including the views of stakeholders at different levels. It proposes four directions for action to make apprenticeship a reality in the country: clarifying the vision, building on the enablers, improving information and communication about apprenticeship, and fine-tuning regulation on the way.
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.