Return on Investment of Work Based Learning and Apprenticeship

The outputs of the ROI project are ready to be used!  ROI project promotes open and innovative practices in a digital era which will enable the SMEs managers to raise their awareness about the costs and benefits of WBL and Apprenticeship thanks to the calculation of their ROI, Return on Investment and a Good Practice Guide with the most successful case studies.

Politechnika Ikastegia Txorierri – HETEL (Spain)

The innovative force of the project is the development of a model of costs and benefits calibrated on the specific needs of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in order to calculate in advance the return of investments.

What I will gain?

  • If you are an SME already involved in apprenticeships, you will gain a model and a practical digital tool to calculate the return on investment from your engagement in the provision of WBL and apprenticeships. You will also benefit from the opportunity to promote your related activities through the Good Practices Guide and participation in the apprenticeships-friendly enterprises’ badge. This will allow you to gain visibility on your local and national markets, as a company that cares for their apprenticeships. This visibility will support your company’s’ image and social responsibility.
  • If you are an SME with no previous experience in apprenticeships, you will get familiar and discuss the benefits of apprenticeships for the local development and the progress of your own company. By visualising the benefits for your company, through the provision of WBL and Apprenticeships, you are expected to engage in the provision of such positions thus enhancing the overall VET provision at a local level and enhancing access to training and qualifications for all.
  • If you are a VET provider, you will have at your disposal a model and a digital tool to promote to SMEs in order to engage them in the provision of apprenticeships. This way you will be able to find more easily apprenticeship positions for your learners.
  • If you are a policy maker, you will be able to use the model and the digital tool results in your decision making processes in order to discuss the funding mechanisms for apprenticeships and engage in a dialogue with SMEs, VET providers and social partners for the identification of a sustainable funding formula


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