16 December 2022

Beyond sub­si­di­sing training costs

Günter Hefler presented results from a two-year research project at the Cedefop Brussels Seminar on 15 December 2022. Key aim was to find answers to the question how policy instruments support MSMEs to increase their training provision.

Employers play a crucial role in the promotion of lifelong learning by spon­so­ring a vast majority of con­ti­nuing voca­tio­nal education and training (CVET). Micro, small and medium-sized enter­pri­ses (MSME) provide far less employer-sponsored training than larger companies with a con­sidera­ble share of MSMEs not providing any training at all. The pre­sen­ta­ti­on lines out the reasons for this MSME training gap such as lack of financial resources but also other barriers as lack of know-how, awareness and time.

For more in-depth infor­ma­ti­on see the event page and download the pre­sen­ta­ti­on.

The full reports from the Cedefop funded study on Financial and non-financial incen­ti­ves to encourage provision of and par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on in education and training will be published in 2023.


Contact: Günter Hefler

Client: Cedefop

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