Vocational education offers young people the great advantage of being prepared for the labour market through apprenticeships in business. Apprenticeships are a unique opportunity to expose the students to the world of work so that they gain the necessary professional and soft skills. During this process, students are counselled by both school and in-business instructors to help them make well-informed career choices and to get employed in job positions that suit their skills, flairs and education.
Before ‘Skills for Jobs’ started operating, businesses offered only short-term apprenticeships. To better match companies’ commitments and requirements, we designed a year-round apprenticeship model and apprenticeship schemes for different educational directions.
What makes this model successful?