Association calls for “Erasmus for apprentices”

Industrial and Commercial Training

ISSN: 0019-7858

Article publication date: 1 August 2004



(2004), "Association calls for “Erasmus for apprentices”", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 36 No. 5.



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Association calls for “Erasmus for apprentices”

Association calls for “Erasmus for apprentices”

The European Commission should offer apprentices a programme that is as well respected and accessible as the Erasmus programme for students, says the European Association of Craft and Small and Medium-Size Enterprises (UEAPME).

Alain Griset, UEAPME vocational-training committee chairman, wants:

  • a clear definition, at European level, of the status of apprentice;

  • improvements in vocational careers guidance in Europe;

  • a clear framework for vocational qualifications; and

  • better validation of experience gained when trades people opt to work abroad.

UEAPME also wants clearer systems for lifelong learning in the craft and SME sectors.

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