Apprenticeship extension in Austria

Coverbild: BWP 5/2019
Issue/Year (Volume) 5/2019 (48)
Page(s) 4-5

The Austrian Vocational Training Act provides for the possible extension of apprenticeships with the aim of providing disadvantaged young people with a better chance of achieving a regular training qualification. This article presents figures relating to the take-up of this offer and to later outcomes on the labour market. These show that this option has proved to be a success and has become an established part of the dual system in Austria.