The Role of Social Partners and the Status of Apprenticeship in Turkey
Apprenticeship in Turkey covers weekly 5 days training in enterprises and 1 day in a training centre to acquire a vocation within the scope of Law No. 3308. Amendments to the Vocational Education Law in 2001 have increased the role of social partners as professional organisations of employers and gave them new planning and implementation responsibilities in training activities. Despite the efforts, the status of apprentices in Turkey has remained rather low. This chapter is based on data gathered through a series of in-depth interviews on the role of social partners in Turkey. The results reveal that to boost up the status of apprenticeship in Turkey, better publicity is needed; a well-established quality monitoring and advising system is to be implemented, and the value and use of the mastership certificate need to be clarified.
KeywordsVocational Training Training Centre Social Partner Technology Centre Umbrella Organisation
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