Our Mission and Vision
The lack of work experience and the skills mismatch between labour demand and supply are two of the greatest challenges for young people to transition from the world of education to the world of work. A promising way to face those challenges are Apprenticeships. However, their implementation is complex and the lack of European guidelines to support it seems to be preventing many of the actors in the sector – higher education institutions and companies, particularly small and medium enterprises – to launch valuable, steady and sustainable Apprenticeship Programmes.
Our mission is to develop management tools that support Higher Education institutions and employers to offer and direct high-quality apprenticeships. Our vision is that the management tools developed will be recognised as a model to improve the quality of the apprenticeships and will be adopted widely; updated and improved in the future by the users; and will serve as a basis for the development of formal international standards and guidelines.