ERIC Number: ED316644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
European Seminar on the Development of the Competencies of Trainers and Organizers of Training Programmes for SMES (Berlin, West Germany, June 7-8, 1989). CEDEFOP Flash 7/89.
This document summarizes the proceedings of a 2-day conference on training in small and medium businesses in the European Economic Community. Some of the topics discussed by the speakers include distance learning and the importance of training for owners and managers of small and medium enterprises. A series of guides that have been prepared to help organizations improve training was also introduced. The five guides include (1) a general guide to the development of trainer competency for the creation of effective small business training programs; (2) a guide to the basic competency requirements for developing training programs to stimulate pre-start-ups; (3) a guide to the basic competency requirements for developing effective training programs to assist small business start-ups; (4) a guide to the competency requirements for developing training programs for businesses under 50 employees; and (5) a guide for trainers to help small firms cope with the creation of the European Market in 1992. A topic of workshops at the conference was the small business trainers and training organizers who need to improve their competencies and the main obstacles encountered when trying to do so. Ways that the guides could be used to improve training competencies were examined. Finally, amendments to make the guides more accessible were suggested. (KC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (West Germany).