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YEM Regional Workshop on Work-Based Learning

Rabat | 3-4 October 2019

Stakeholders representing industry, policy and training institutions from across six YEM Partner countries participated at the YEM Regional Workshop on Work-Based Learning in Rabat. This workshop also saw the launch of a Regional Report on WBL that provides a set of general findings and guidelines about how to advance the provision of WBL experiences for the youth in the YEM Countries and the broader Arab States.

As the youth represent a growing segment of the working-age population across the Southern Mediterranean region and the Arab states, addressing skills mismatches to promote employment opportunities for the youth remains a critical challenge. In this context, the integration of on-the-job training into technical education and training institutions, as well as the improvement of the quality of on-the-job learning, are seen as powerful vehicles for improving the quality of training and employability of young people.

This workshop brought together key experts representing three main stakeholders (industry, policymakers and training institutions) with the objectives of:

  • Presenting and disseminating the analysis on workplace training programmes for young people in the Arab region, in particular through a practical focus on the Moroccan apprenticeship system
  • Reviewing and discussing the YEM Regional Guidelines to promote the expansion of quality workplace training, particularly for women, with a view to targeted operationalization at the national level;
  • Training the participants on the YEM Knowledge Platform as a tool for regional cooperation on TVET and workplace training.
Moreover, this workshop also witnessed the launch of a regional report on WBL for the youth in the Arab States]. This report included a longitudinal and comparative analysis of workplace training programmes for youth in selected countries in the Arab region in 2018, with the aim of identifying and sharing good practices with national stakeholders, including the private sector and civil society, on how to design and manage effective workplace training programmes for youth.

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Workshop Report

Reviewing Work-Based Learning Programmes for Young People in the Arab Region

A Comparative and Longitudinal Analysis
This report is based on eight country case studies and seeks to inform policymakers and practitioners in the Arab States, including private sector and civil society about how to design and manage effective work-based learning programmes targeting you ...

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