HR magazine’s first HR Lunchtime Debate, brought to you in Réapprentissage conjunction with Commsight (an Opinion Matters service), is an online TV show that brings together experts to discuss the whys and wherefores of setting up an apprenticeship scheme.
During the live debate you will hear from Jason Holt, CEO of the Holts Group, who led the Government’s employer review of boosting apprenticeships in SMEs and James Watts, vice president of HR and chief people officer for KFC UK & Ireland the first restaurant company to create an advance apprenticeship scheme.
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Here are some of the Job Market Monitor posts on apprenticeship to prepare yourself for the HR Lunchtime Debate
Apprenticeships face ‘identity crisis’, according to Forum of Private Business writes HR Magazine The Forum of Private Business yesterday warned a group of MPs that apprenticeships are facing an ‘identity crisis’, with business owners in certain sectors concerned that shorter schemes do not provide the same value as longer courses. The Forum’s senior policy adviser Alex … Continue reading »
Skilled labour shortages are expected in Canada. Apprenticeship is seen by many as one of the best ways to provide for a supply of skills matching industry needs. The German model is praised around the world, exported and copied elsewhere. What about the system in Canada? Statistics Canada has published a study by Christine Laporte … Continue reading »
Here are some statements extracted from a World Bank report by Arvil V. Adams entitled The Role of Youth Skills Development in the Transition to Work: A Global Review (2007) on commonly asked questions. A kind of reminder. Does TVE payoff? TVE does payoff under the right conditions. Evidence shows that TVE is more effective when focused … Continue reading »
The protracted European debt crisis and austerity measures have made career prospects for many of the continent’s youth bleaker than ever. In Spain and Greece, nearly half of all those under age 25 are unemployed. But … that’s not the case in Germany. In stark contrast, Germany’s youth employment is the highest in Europe, with … Continue reading »
In a provocative paper, Hermann Gartner[i] and Christian Merkl[ii] attribute the so-called German miracle to its “wage moderation” that was the result of labour-market policies in the years preceding the global crisis – a point that is often ignored in the public debate. It could well be that apprenticeship is not the only factor. “While the US … Continue reading »
“The American system for preparing young people to lead productive and prosperous lives as adults is clearly badly broken” according to the Pathways to Prosperity study by the in 20 Harvard Graduate School of Education. Only 56 percent of college students complete four-year degrees within six years. Only 29 percent of those who start two-year degrees finish them within three …Continue reading »