Using preliminary integration apprenticeships to help secure a supply of skilled workers

Results from the Swiss pilot programme INVOL

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The pilot programme Preliminary integration apprenticeships – INVOL is directed at refugees and persons granted temporary leave to remain, the objective being to prepare them for qualifying VET and for integration into the Swiss labour market. A further aim is to ensure a supply of young skilled workers in sectors which are suffering shortages. Results from an evaluation of the first cohort to complete INVOL in 2019 show that the programme is helping with skilled worker recruitment and is also contributing to the integration of refugees and persons with temporary leave to remain.