The experimentation of an Italian pathway to the dual system is set in the wake of a series of measures that in recent decades have aimed at strengthening initial vocational training; in this context, the launch of the "training apprenticeship", that is the apprenticeship for the attainment of upper secondary education qualifications, is struggling to take off. The success of this measure requires the actors to rethink their role and overcome some long-term weaknesses. Moreover, the great transformations of work and production systems pose further challenges to vocational training systems. Only by overcoming these challenges is it possible to imagine a future scenario different from that of marginal investment for the Italian vocational training system.
Keywords: Apprenticeship, Vocational Training, Dual System, Early School Leavers, Youth Unemployment
Jel Code: I21, I23, I24, I28