"According to the ILO Director General Guy Ryder: ‘When you look at apprenticeship systems around the world, the most important success factor is practically always social dialogue. Apprenticeships work because they link classroom and workplace training and because they tap the knowledge of both employers and workers on what training is needed and how to deliver it’."

What is it?

This checklist helps users evaluate social dialogue within country-specific apprenticeship systems and decide which elements could be strengthened.

How does it work?

Users may explore different ways to strengthen social dialogue in apprenticeship systems.

Why is it useful?

It provides a comprehensive list of yes-or-no questions that stakeholders may use to identify weak points within apprenticeship systems.


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Government officials, policy makers, and managers and practitioners responsible for the implementation of youth employment programmes.