8th Live Discussion: 'How can employers be encouraged to establish apprenticeships?
The European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, is pleased to invite you to the 8th Live Discussion on 'How can employers be encouraged to establish apprenticeships? Understanding the barriers to implementation in SMEs', taking place online on 28th April, from 14:00 to 15:15 CEST.
Apprenticeships are an important part of national training and employment strategies and a valuable route to give young people and employers the skills they need in modern economies.
Many employers do not participate in apprenticeship schemes. Apprenticeships may not be right for all types of business. However, there may be employers who might benefit who have not yet done so.
Factors that discourage employers' involvement in apprenticeships are varied and usually include lack of awareness of the benefits of apprenticeships, lack of experience of working with VET providers and perceive administrative, practical and financial costs to overweigh the benefits of the apprenticeships.
The 8th Live Discussion will examine the factors that have encouraged employers to set up apprenticeship schemes, the barriers they encountered and how they can be addressed. In particular, we will examine the issues from the perspective of the SMEs to understand how they can best be supported to establish an effective apprenticeship scheme.