ERIC Number: ED308307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Training of Older Workers in Belgium. Training Discussion Paper No. 37.
Resulting from one of the International Labour Office's explorations of the training needs of older workers in industrialized countries, this document states that there are no Belgian training or retraining programs for older workers, although general education and retirement education programs do exist. The Christian Union for Pensioners and the General Christian Worker Federation offer courses on retirement preparation. Other retirement preparation courses are offered by Connexion (an independent organizer of courses that operates in the French-speaking areas of Belgium) and NIVOP (National Instituut Voorbereiding op Pension), which offers similar courses in the Flemish-speaking areas. The University for the Elderly (organized separately at each of the universities) provides general culture courses. A special center for the elderly (the Centrum Derde Leeftijd) in Brussels offers general assistance, public relations, a newsletter, and documentation for the elderly. Another newsletter is provided by the 20,000 member Independent Federation for the Elderly in Brussels. Clerical unions and other clerical workers' organizations provide various courses for older people, including a 4-year study on "active retirement" offered by the Higher Institute for Workers' Culture (ISCO). The Vie Feminine program is targeted at older women. The Belgian Senior Consultants offer their knowledge and experience to individuals and small- and medium-sized companies. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Continuing Education, Developed Nations, Educational Gerontology, Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Older Workers, Preretirement Education, Public Policy, Retirement, Retraining
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, CH-1211, Geneva 22, Switzerland.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: Belgium