Apprenticeships and similar work-based schemes have proven to make it easier for young people to move from education to work. But not all countries have highly-developed apprenticeship schemes, and many wish to benefit from others’ experience.
Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou said that quality apprenticeships facilitate the transitions from the world of education to the world of work and Member States should make full use of funds provided for that purpose by Erasmus +, the European Social Fund and the European Investment Fund to support the development of learning.
The conference addressed officials responsible for apprenticeships in initial vocational education and training and social partners (employers and employees) who are willing to cooperate with others in modernising apprenticeship schemes. Participants received information about financial support available, especially under Erasmus +, for which the deadline is 26 June.
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