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Formal apprenticeship refers to a system by which a learner (the apprentice) acquires the skills for a trade or craft in an enterprise learning and working side by side with an experienced craftsperson, usually complemented by classroom-based instruction. Apprentice, master craftsperson/employer and the training provider conclude a training agreement that is regulated by formal laws and acts. Costs of training are shared between apprentice, master craftsperson/employer and the government.
Access resource, available in English;FrenchThis publication promotes a policy learning approach to build on the strengths of informal apprenticeship systems and reap their potential. It provides an overview of what we know about upgrading informal apprenticeship for decision- makers in ministries, trade unions and employers’ organizations, ILO skills and employment specialists in the field, and training experts in other international or national development agencies who are dealing with or envisage dealing with the training system of the informal economy.
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