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Apprenticeships: a new chance in working life
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Apprenticeships: a new chance in working life

| Photo: Nadja Ben Ammar/Sweden Government Offices

Many can work, but not all are able to get a job, says Sweden’s Minister for Employment Hillevi Engström. What is needed to help people outside of the labour market into jobs?

Is labour market courses offered by job centres a good idea? Are there good examples of businesses which have taken the challenges seriously and which have fulfilled young people’s dream of finding a job? In July the EU Commission launched ‘The European Alliance for Apprenticeships‘ which focused on German experiences. The Arctic Vocational Foundation is a successful Nordic vocational training institution. Under the bright Polar sky the Nordic conversation was given new life through the stories of the people who have been given a new chance here. 

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