In April 2013, the International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship (INAP) hosted its fifth international conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, in co-operation with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), bringing together researchers, policy makers and practitioners from 34 nations. The title of the conference "Apprenticeship in a Globalised World: Premises, Promises and Pitfalls" points out the need for apprenticeship to deliver on its promise of workplace skills and for it to develop and change as world economies develop.
An international exchange of ideas among researchers from all over the world is necessary to identify cases of good practice and facilitates the transfer of knowledge and innovation, also within the frame of informal apprenticeships. This book is a summary of papers presented and discussed at the Johannesburg Conference split up equally to the five key topics:
Introducing Apprenticeship: Backgrounds, changes and difficulties
Enabling learning opportunities in workplaces and informal contexts
Competence assessment and development
Managing transitions from VET into the world of work
Curriculum design, apprenticeships and National Qualification Frameworks