Paper Title
Return on Investment of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeships

The meaning and goal of any learning whereby a person exercises his or her particular human right of acquiring education, along with other human rights, is to strengthen theirhuman capacities and foster their development. In learning, it is the process of cultivation that should take place, which becomes the most effective only in the atmosphere of cooperation, mutual understanding and the joint effort of the interested parties, society and state, or more broadly understood, the global community. Work-based learning is being increasingly recognised and accepted. Organisations realise that learning in the workplace has a crucial significance regarding organisational success. The paper presented pertains to work-based learning as one of the forms that allow a closer connection betweenvocational education and training (VET) and practical working life. It puts forward the results of a research study aimed at the explanation of the motivation of SMEsfor the introduction of work-based learning(WBL) as well as the factors that encourage or prevent broader engagement of enterprises in WBL. The research study was conductedin sixEU Member States in 2018. Keywords - Work-based learning, motivation, SMEs.