Apprenticeships have been widely acknowledged as an important policy tool to respond to the current socioeconomic challenges that the European Union (EU) faces, and in particular high youth unemployment. As evidence suggests, combining school-based teaching with company-based training eases the transition from education to work. Indeed, those countries with well-established apprenticeship systems experience lower levels of youth unemployment.
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