Learning while working: Success stories on workplace learning in Europe (2011)

This document was prepared by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), the European Union’s reference centre for vocational education and training. It presents an overview of key trends in adult learning in the workplace.

The authors identify four driving forces for adult learning policies at the European, national, regional, and sectoral levels: public strategies that combine a variety of support measures in order to widen access and increase adult participation in education and training; expanded learning provision in the workplace through collective bargaining and specific actions that motivate workers to keep on learning; sectoral initiatives and partnerships led by businesses, in which skill development is a means to stimulate innovation and economic growth; and the professional development of in-company trainers in order to expand the quality and relevance of skill development initiatives for the workforce.

They conclude that the combination of different policy measures, incentives, and services for both employers and workers is essential to encourage participation in learning and private sector commitment to skills development.

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ISBN: 
978-92-896-0696-7
Added: 
2012-07-11
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European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop). Learning while working: Success stories on workplace learning in Europe 2011. Web. 13 Aug. 2022 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/cedefop/europe/europe.pdf>
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) (2011). Learning while working: Success stories on workplace learning in Europe. Retrieved August 13, 2022, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/cedefop/europe/europe.pdf
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