The Flemish Partnership Dual learning (Vlaams Partnerschap Duaal Leren) is a council with representatives of employers and employees, educational institutions, other providers of dual learning (training centres for entrepreneurial training, ‘Syntra’), the Regional public employment agency (VDAB), Department of Work, Department of education, SYNTRA Vlaanderen. This council provides advice concerning apprenticeships and related topics to the Ministers of Work and Education and develops a common vision on “apprenticeships”, including the part-time vocational education scheme. The Flemish Partnership Dual Learning has several legal authorizations:
1 ° the accreditation or cancellation of the accreditation of an enterprise;
2 ° the exclusion of an enterprise;
3 ° the monitoring of the implementation of the agreement of an alternation training with regard to training at the workplace;
4 ° drawing up an annual monitoring report on all apprenticeship schemes in Flanders;
5 ° taking the necessary actions to inform the companies about apprenticeships in Flanders;
6 ° supporting and mobilizing companies with a view to strengthen, both quantitatively and qualitatively, the supply of workplaces;
7 ° providing advice on all matters concerning the workplace component of apprenticeships.
Every educational provider retains their autonomy in the organization of Part-time vocational training. The agency of Entrepreneurial Training - Syntra Vlaanderen is responsible for the coordination of the in-company training of apprenticeship schemes in Flanders. The agency has to ensure the supply of qualitative workplaces for pupils in apprenticeships, in collaboration with different stakeholders.