Updated: Jul 21, 2020
Apprenticeships are a powerful tool to foster labour integration and stimulate continuous learning in the workplace. They are a recognised means by which young people are trained through a balanced combination of theoretical and practical training components. They are driven by market demand, aimed at developing the skills of the apprentice to meet the needs of the industry and today’s job market.
Apprenticeships are also strategically important for the private sector. The model establishes a solid and sustainable recruitment pipeline, giving businesses the chance to try out a potential future pool of employees, while teaching the apprentices company specific skills and practices.
In a landmark collaboration with the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Buenos, and funding from the U.S. Department of Labor[i], GAN Argentina launched last Thursday, 21 May, the "Apprenticeships for Young People in Businesses" report.
The study was carried out to assess how both apprentices and company representatives are participating and considering the Training for Work programme driven by the Argentine Secretary of Employment for the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, that was launched in 2007 and promotes apprenticeship programmes, in partnership with the private sector. The report shows that the Argentine private sector is increasingly recognising its role to build a skilled and sustainable workforce and shows how young participants in the Training for Work programme consider apprenticeships as a way to cement the foundations of their future. The document provides a unique insight into the current drivers, practices, and opportunities, while proposing recommendations for improvements to the continuous implementation of apprenticeships programs.