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Less and less young people in apprenticeships
Education less and less young people steps in the system of apprenticeships, the training system that focuses on learning in the workplace. In 2014 followed 3.377 young people a learning process. In 2017, that number had already dropped to 2.111, and in 2018 it went even just to 1.158 young people. That it appears from the figures which the Flemish parliament member Axel Ronse has requested. He insists on a plan of action "to turn the tide".

The Flemish government put the past few years, the system of the blended learning on the tracks. That system that learn and work together, it is now in a 55-many courses offered.

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But in addition, there is also still the system of apprenticeships. Apprenticeships, also known as the 'apprenticeship contract', is also a system of training in which work and learning are combined. The most leertijdopleidingen last three years. They are aimed at young people who have a practical vocational training programme to follow. The young people in question run four days per week in the workplace. They get a monthly fee for. One day per week the young people of academic training.

Through the apprenticeship may be some young people who schoolmoe are yet to obtain a diploma, and their chances on the labour market. According to N-VA mep Axel Ronse is the system of apprenticeships "an important weapon in the fight against the unqualified outflow, and for our companies that are looking for talent".

Downward spiral

Yet, the popularity of the system in a downward spiral. The number of young people in apprenticeships is at a few years sharply declined, from 3.377 young people in 2014 to 1.158 young people in 2018. "We may the importance of apprenticeships not fail to recognize", is the response of Ronse. "The apprenticeships will in the future blend in blended learning, but at the moment, many courses are only available in the apprenticeship, not in blended learning. Therefore, it is important that we still have a good representation in the apprenticeship. So we have a basis for a transition in the future for certain courses, and that provides more chances of success than completely from scratch to have to start for certain courses."

Ronse therefore calls for an action plan and looks in the direction of Syntra Flanders. "Such a plan is urgently needed to the number of young people in apprenticeships is not to fall in directions for which no dual supply exists. We are waiting already for some time on the concrete action of Syntra", sounds.

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