European Alliance for Apprenticeships: companies and organisations commit to making 140 000 apprenticeships available to young people
The fight against youth unemployment is a top priority for the European Commission. Good quality apprenticeships help young people to acquire the skills and key competences necessary to be successful on the labour market. Today more than forty companies and other organisations have joined the European Alliance for Apprenticeships, coordinated by the European Commission, and committed to providing more and better apprenticeships for young people. The companies will make a total of 140 000 apprenticeships and training opportunities available to young people. The European Commission is committed to strengthening the supply, quality and image of apprenticeships.
The new pledges were signed in Riga during a meeting of Ministers in charge of vocational education and training, the European social partners and the Commission, organised by the Latvian Presidency.
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The Riga Declaration
Over 40 delegations participated in the meeting of Ministers in charge of Vocational Education and Training (VET), in Riga on 22 June 2015. The goal of the event was to address workforce challenges, such as labour shortages and skills mismatches, that Europe is likely to face in the future.