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).
TitelMigration and Inclusion in Work Life : The Role of VET
RedaktørerLázaro Moreno Herrera, Marianne Teräs, Petros Gougoulakis, Janne Kontio
Antal sider30
Sider342 - 372
ISBN (Trykt)978-91-7445-023-1
StatusUdgivet - 2022
NavnEmerging Issues in Research on Vocational Education & Training

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