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Work Based Learning Act


 
Call for views on the on the proposed Work-Based Learning Act
 

Timeline

 

This consultation closes on the 10 December 2016

 
 

Consultation Document

 

Download the Work-Based Learning Consultation Document​​

 
 

The Ministry of Education and Employment has embarked on an internal and external consultation process to develop the proposed Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship Act to provide a framework for the development of effective Work-Placements, Apprenticeships and Internships. 

 

The proposed Act is based on:


 

1.       Research conducted by CEDEFOP with local learners, educators and employers;

2.       A review of international legislation on traineeships; 

3.       Benchmarking of best practices within countries leading in the field of vocational training.

 

 

The main developments brought about by the proposed Act are:

 

  • Introduction of minimum wage for work-based learning and a government subsidy for the trainee income to reach minimum wage from its current level;
  • Trainees will have the rights and obligations of employees for the duration of the Work-Based Learning part of the Training Programme according to the Employment and Industrial Relations Act, Young Persons’ Employment Regulations, Social Security Act and the respective subsidiary legislation.
  • Governance structure to protect the rights and obligations of trainees and employers.​

 

Ways to respond

 

Email to:

wbl.konsultazzjoni@gov.mt

 

Write to:

 

WBL Consultation Office

Office of the Permanent Secretary 

Ministry for Education and Employment

Great Siege Road

Floriana VLT 2000​

Malta

 

Published

12 November 2016

 

 

Ministry for Education and Employment

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