This publication is the final report of Cedefop’s thematic country review of apprenticeship in Slovenia, conducted between June 2015 and March 2017 at the request of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia.
The report presents the key findings and suggestions for action, including reflections on the Law on Apprenticeship that was evolving at the time of the review and was adopted in May 2017. The review suggests starting by laying the foundation for a clear vision of, and broad policy for, apprenticeship. It should continue with the building blocks of careful piloting and monitoring, building on the existing knowledge base; motivating companies and learners through flexibility and customised support, including improved career guidance; enhancing communication, cooperation and coordination among all actors and acceptance of their responsibilities; ensuring that companies have competent mentors; and developing a sustainable funding model accompanied by non-financial support.
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.