Since 2012, the ILO has been working on the concept of so-called “quality apprenticeships”, which have some similarities with the elements of dual VET. For example, the existence of a training contract, the payment of an apprentice’s wage and the high linkage to the labor market are also core elements of “Quality Apprenticeships”.

In order to make the concept more widely known and to make it easier for ILO member countries to implement it, the ILO has developed a corresponding Toolkit consisting of two volumes: a guide for policy makers (from 2017) and a guide for practitioners that has just been published.

The second publication was presented at the “ILO MOOC on Quality Apprenticeships”, which took place from the end of June to mid-August. A total of almost 1300 participants from more than 125 countries registered for this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). The DC dVET contributed to both activities by commenting on the guide for practitioners and facilitating a written forum within the MOOC on topics of VET.

The ILO also offers an online course on “Tools for Quality Apprenticeships in Enterprises”, which is a permanent offer, free of charge and available in English, French and Spanish.

For the Spanish-speaking world, a special toolkit on “Quality Apprenticeships” is available, which was developed by CINTERFOR, the Inter-American Center for Knowledge Development in Vocational Education. It is available in English and Spanish.