INAP, the International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship has steadily grown to incorporate researchers from all over the world. In 2019 it's 8th international conference hosted by Konstanz University, Germany, points to various issues linked to contemporary apprenticeship reforms and reconfigurations, which indicates the need for apprenticeships to deliver on its promise of workplace skills and for it to evolve and also to change as the world economies develop.
Apprenticeship is a model of work and training, which has benefits for many different types of economies and societies. Specific areas of research are represented in Konstanz by the following topics and from different countries' perspectives:
- Governance and Stakeholders - Teaching and Learning - Academisation in Apprenticeships - Diversity and Inclusiveness - Internationalisation and Transfer of VET Services - Future Work: New Employment Patterns - Future Work: Industry 4.0 - School to Work Transition and Youth Employment - Modern Fields of TVET Research and Practice