Indicator shows the percentage of adult EU28 employees whose studies during their highest level of education and training involved some learning in a workplace (e.g. through apprenticeships, internships, or other forms of work-based learning), as opposed to taking place only within an educational institution (e.g. school, college or university).
Promoting work-based learning (WBL) in all its forms, with special attention to apprenticeships, constitutes a key medium-term priority for VET policy in the EU. It should be acknowledged that the indicator does not measure all forms of work-based learning (e.g. simulated learning imitating a workplace as part of classroom teaching), as it focuses only on actual learning experiences in a workplace. Work-based learning is traditionally associated with VET programmes and is more prominent in jobs in the secondary sector of the economy.
Percentage of adult EU28 employees whose studies during their highest level of education and training involved some learning in a workplace.
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