DEFINITION: [A model of WBL] which hich includes on-the-job training periods in companies. On-the-job training periods typically cover internships, work placements or traineeships that are incorporated as a compulsory or optional element of VET programmes leading to formal qualifications. They can be of varying duration but typically represent less than 50% of the training programme duration (often around 25-30% or less). They are primarily intended as effective school-to-work transition mechanisms that allow young people to familiarise themselves with the world of work and thus facilitate their transition from education to employment.[ See also work based learning, aprprenticeships/alternate schemes, WBL that is integrated in a school-based programme].
SOURCE: European Commission (2013). Work-based learning in Europe: practices and policy pointers, European Union.