Are apprenticeships inclusive for refugees? Experiences from Denmark

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The influx of a large number of young refugees in European in 2015-6 drew attention to the role of vocational education and training (VET) for the integration of refugees. In Denmark, the VET system is based on the apprenticeship model, where most of the training is located in workplaces. Apprenticeships are internationally praised for their inclusiveness by providing direct access to employment for vulnerable learners. This chapter examines the research question, what the role of apprenticeships is for the integration of immigrants and refugees. Special interest is in the recent development after the ‘refugee crisis’ in 2015-6 and the introduction of a new special apprenticeship programme for refugees in Denmark, called the Basic Integration Education (IGU).
TitelEmergent Issues in Research on Vocational Education and Training
StatusAccepteret/In press - 25 okt. 2021

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