Apprenticeship – our mutual path to success!

Apprentices
Employers
VET providers

Positive economic and social impact

Education meets business needs

Simultaneous learning and work

Salary and scholarship

Real workplace, real equipment

Early and smooth integration into the labour market

What is an apprenticeship?

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Apprenticeship is one of the forms of organizing vocational education and training. An apprenticeship aims to prepare person for a specific type of job while meeting a company’s need for highly skilled employees. It is a model that combines on-the-job training and paid work, meaning person receives a wage throughout the training.

Vocational education and training in the form of an apprenticeship may be applied to at least 1 module of a formal or non-formal VET programme or for 2 months or more. The duration of an individual’s apprenticeship varies according to the possibilities of the vocational education and training provider. Apprentices may be new hires or current employees who need to upgrade their skills.

The aim of apprenticeship is to achieve faster economic and social inclusion, increase the economic results, productivity and competitiveness of the country's economy through vocational education and training with the participation of the employer and matching labour market demand and supply.

Apprenticeships encompass a wide variety of career paths. While they continue to be an effective training strategy in industries such as manufacturing and construction, apprenticeships are also available in fast-growing industries such as information technology, health care, energy, transportation and logistics.

Apprenticeship is one of the forms of organizing vocational education and training

In Lithuania, VET can be organized at school and in the form of apprenticeship, you can compare them.

Vocational education and training in the form of an apprenticeship must take place at least 70% of the time in the real workplace.

Time spent in a VET institution varies from 20% to 30%.

The following principles must be observed when organizing apprenticeships:

When accepting apprenticeships / concluding an apprenticeship contract, give the highest priority to those who already have a qualification (vocational / higher education).

Apply the form of organizing apprenticeships to adults studying in vocational training institutions. Ensure flexible "migration" between forms of learning for these individuals.

Apprenticeship should not be applied to minors who are learning the profession along with basic or secondary education program.

Vocational education and training organized at a school must take place at least 0% of the time in the real workplace.
Up to 90% of time spent in a VET institution.
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The following principles must be observed when organizing school-based teaching:

When accepting apprenticeships / concluding an apprenticeship contract, give the highest priority to those who already have a qualification (vocational / higher education).

Apply the form of organizing apprenticeships to adults studying in vocational training institutions. Ensure flexible "migration" between forms of learning for these individuals.

Apprenticeship should not be applied to minors who are learning the profession along with basic or secondary education program.

Benefits of apprenticeships for stakeholders

Apprenticeships enable a learner in a vocational training institution to acquire the competencies needed for a specific job while contributing to the creation of added value for the company.

Benefits of work-based learning for society/state

  • Positive effect on economic and social impact
  • Better quality and cooperation between VET learners and employers
  • Flexibility in system
VET providers
  • Improved attractiveness of VET
  • Better cooperation between VET schools and businesses
  • Gathering feedback from employers about working with academic programmes

Learners

  • First working experience which facilitates entry to the labor market
  • Salary and scholarship
  • (More) informed career choices
  • Learning and working at the same time

Employers

  • Positive impact on supply of qualified labour
  • WBL brings employers and students together
  • WBL brings lower recruitment cost for employer

Indicators of apprenticeship implementation in Lithuania

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Apprenticeship employment contracts per year
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Number of apprentices per year
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Duration of apprenticeship in days per year

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Last updated: 2020 11 09 / 11:24

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Copyright © 2020 KPMPC. All rights reserved. Copy and distribute without author permission is strictly prohibited.

Budgetary authority. Qualifications and vocational education and training development centre. Viršuliškių st. 103, LT-05115 Vilnius. Lithuania. Tel./fax. +370 670 04 104 | info@kpmpc.lt.

Data is collected and stored at the Register of Legal Entities, code 193135687.

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Last updated: 2020 11 09 / 11:24