Case Study: Update on improving apprenticeship in the informal economy in Benin

In Benin, access to formal technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is conditional on finishing the second year of secondary school, equivalent to completing nine years of education. However, among 5- to 17-year-olds, the median years in education is four. As a result, only 5 per cent of secondary age youth are in TVET, totalling around 50,000 young people.

Context of apprenticeship in the crafts
Craftspersons in Benin are represented at national level
by the National Confederation of Artisans in Benin (CNAB),
which has divisions (groups) at the level of department
and municipality. In addition, there is the Benin Union of
Interdepartmental Chambers of Trade (UCIM-B) at
national level, and the departmental chambers of trade at
departmental level.