In recent years, Quebec has been innovating in alternative vocational training delivery. At the OCE (Observatoire Compétence-Emplois) based at UQAM, a number of new initiatives are being reviewed, like the model of 'blended learning', which puts forward a new form of internship or apprenticehip. The online and in the workplace Diploma of Vocational Education (DVS) is a pioneering model that enables the worker/student and the teacher to transcend the physical premises of the school and the company. This blended learning can enhance learning at the boundary between academia and industry.
See this free online course for the Vocational Education and Training sector to promote effective practice and pedagogy in blended learning offered by Leeds University in UK.