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5th International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship (INAP) Research Conference

Human Resource Development Council of South Africa Secretariat

The 5th International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship (INAP) Research Conference was held in Johannesburg on 23-24 April 2013. The conference theme was “Apprenticeship in a Globalised World: Premises, Promises and Pitfalls”.

The co-organisers and conference partners were the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (merSETA), the University of the Witwatersrand, the National Skills Authority (NSA), the Human Resource Development Council of South Africa (HRDC), the University of Zurich, Switzerland, the European Research Network in Vocational Education and Training (VETNET) and the TVET Research Group (I:BB), University of Bremen, Germany.

INAP is an international association of researchers and research institutions in vocational education and training, founded in 2006 at the University of Bremen in Germany. At the 4th International INAP Conference in 2011 in Beijing around 100 researchers from 20 countries confirmed the international interest in research and policy initiatives on dual vocational education and training.

Papers for the 5th conference were invited on the following topics:

  • Introducing apprenticeship: backgrounds, chances & difficulties
  • Enabling learning opportunities in workplaces and informal contexts
  • Apprenticeships and National Qualification Frameworks (NQFs): does VET fit into NQFs?
  • Managing transitions from VET into the world of work

Additional information, including the conference programme, may be found on the INAP website at . Correspondence: .

Local conference organisation: contact Palesa Ubane on 010 219 3387 or e-mail


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