ERIC Number: ED337670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Financing of Continuing Training in Denmark.
In Denmark, suppliers of continuing training constitute the point at which the sources of finance meet the people who receive continuing training. On the basis of this close connection between training suppliers and the financial sources behind them, continuing training activities can be subdivided into these five categories: (1) continuing training activities supplied by public resources; (2) labor market training schemes; (3) training activities of industry and labor market organizations; (4) continuing training courses offered on the open market; and (5) in-house continuing training. For salaried employees (white-collar workers) and public employees, continuing training opportunities depend on the individual's job function and position and are very diverse. Generally, salaried employees in the private sector participate primarily in continuing training schemes financed mainly by their employers, through participants' fees. About 80 percent of public training schemes are financed through taxation. The continuing training of salaried employees in the public sector is financed predominantly through taxation by means of participants' fees paid to commercial course suppliers and professional associations. For the industrial sector, labor market training schemes are of paramount importance. The financial structure of labor market courses was initially tax-financed but is now fund-financed. Few firms have in-house training. (The 21-item bibliography is in Danish.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Educational Finance, Employment Programs, Federal Aid, Foreign Countries, Government Employees, Industrial Personnel, Industrial Training, Inplant Programs, Labor Education, Labor Force Development, Off the Job Training, On the Job Training, Private Sector, Public Sector, Taxes, White Collar Occupations
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).