OECD Observer
Making the most of work-based learning

Work-based learning takes many forms, but all share the mission of investing in an employee for the long-term benefit of the firm. A firm’s approach to advancing the skills of new employees requires them to address certain questions that could make a difference in overall productivity. Should firms allow employees to practice through simulations or by doing real work? Should an apprenticeship be a matter of months or years? When is an apprentice ready for the full responsibilities of the job for which he or she is training? Read the blog post from the OECD  Education and Skills Today blog here.