The paper draws evidence from a recent research project that analysed ten national apprenticeship systems to suggest options for the development of the Indian apprenticeship system. Apprenticeship systems are often viewed as pivotal to the development of a skilled workforce. The combination of on and off the job learning, together with a period of extended practice overseen by expert workers, provided by apprenticeships, is believed to be ideal for the development of skilled workers. The impact of the Global Financial Crisis raised the profile of apprenticeships as a way of combatting youth unemployment (e.g. ILO, 2013).Apprenticeships vary considerably between countries and many aspects are culturally, socially, politically and economically specific. Thus one cannot transplant a system from one country to another and expect it to operate as it did in the relevant homeland. However, key features of countriesÃ¢Â€Â™ systems can be identified, sensitively adapted, and developed in other countries. This paper describes our projectÃ¢Â€Â™s findings, with particular reference to countries where the Ã¢Â€Â˜school-to-work transitionÃ¢Â€Â™ is a primary concern. The paper also provides insights from the English apprenticeship system which treats young and older workers differently, and from a detailed study examining challenges faced by young people commencing apprenticeships.
|Title of host publication||Global learning|
|Subtitle of host publication||Expanding the boundaries of e-learning in the global TVET environment|
|Place of Publication||www.vetnetwork.org.au|
|Publisher||Vocational Education and Training Network Australia (trading as VETnetwork)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||VETnetwork Australia and the International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) - Melbourne VIC, Australia|
Duration: 14 Aug 2013 → 16 Aug 2013
|Conference||VETnetwork Australia and the International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA)|
|Period||14/08/13 → 16/08/13|
Brennan Kemmis, R., & Smith, E. (2013). Learning to work in a global economy: How countries use apprenticeship systems to assist school-leavers. In Global learning: Expanding the boundaries of e-learning in the global TVET environment (pp. 25-32). Vocational Education and Training Network Australia (trading as VETnetwork).