Marked increase in new apprenticeship

Marked increase in new apprenticeship

In just three years, the use of new apprenticeships increased by 108 percent. The success of the scheme was the focal point as 250 representatives from the education world gathered to focus on practical ways of training.
For baker's apprentice Jacob Dam would a traditional primary education be misplaced. The son of a baker, he knew he wanted to be a baker and insisted on getting dough between hands when he finished school. Therefore he used from the scheme New apprenticeship, which increased by galloping speed. Over the past three years, the system's users increased from 1,591 in December 2007 to the preliminary 3316 measured in September 2009.

New Apprenticeship gives Jacob dough between hands

Jacobs story was told as 250 representatives from Erhvervsskolernes student organization, companies, UU and job centers, primary and vocational area met at the conference "New apprenticeship and other practical ways in vocational training" in a conference in Copenhagen on 2 December. Here they were to publicize good examples that can get more young people to complete vocational training. What is special about New apprenticeship is that the initial part of the training - basic training - implemented as basic practical training in the company. In Jacob Dam's case, it meant that he got dough between your hands from day one. He sees three reasons that the regime accused him. "I had meritorious subjects of the basic course. My father is a baker and I have therefore gained a thorough knowledge of the craft from childhood and obviously because I was sure that I wanted to be a baker. In my case, a basic course be entirely off of, "says Jacob Dam.

Success with New apprenticeship

Training Consultant at Education Board, Birgit Thorup, said there was great resistance to the scheme since it started in 2006. But over time the mood is reversed. According to Birgit Thorup be seen in the light of the scheme's great attractiveness. "When we created the system, many believed that it only addressed the most tired of school and academically weak students, but now the mood turned. All groups of young students using it, like all may need to replace the basic course with New apprenticeship, "says Birgit Thorup. She refers to a study showing that students who have replaced the basic course with New apprenticeship, has just as much chance for job after graduation as those who have full basic training. Something else feared would see reverse out when the scheme came into force.

Out in the real world as soon as possible

Jacob Dams champion Erik Ellitsgaard, sees the scheme as a clear force. According to him, it is important that students in his class as quickly as possible practical work between the hands. "Bager profession is a very practice-oriented courses in which students do not have many academic skills. Eleven as soon as possible in the real world, so they get the craft in her hands, which Jacob had the opportunity with New apprenticeship "says Erik Ellitsgaard.

From not two hot

Education Minister Bertel Haarder also gave New apprenticeship praise on the road at the conference. "It was a delight to introduce new apprenticeship in 2006. The conference is a good example of that reservations has evaporated. The scheme has gone from "not to hot" - with lots of positive stories from schools and students, "said the Minister. The question remains New apprenticeship can get more young people to complete vocational training. Yes, says Birgit Thorup, who hopes that the scheme can spread to other parts of the school system. "I believe that the practical training must fill much more in schools. It can hold many young people, for example, are school tired and really just want to go out to work. Hopefully there are many schools that will be inspired by New apprenticeship, "says Birgit Thorup.


The scheme is aimed at: * Young people who want to test themselves to see what they can in practice. * Young people who are tired of school and would rather go to work - but who can see the benefits of getting an education. * Young people who know the area of ​​employment and may already have concrete experience. * Companies that want to have the students most in the company and would like to take more responsibility for their training. * Companies and young people who know each other - for example, from previous employment. Source: Ministry of Education