ERIC Number: ED349407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Training of Trainers: New Institutional and Functional Structures?
Reis, Fernanda Oliveira; Rychener, Frederique
CEDEFOP Flash, n1 Aug 1992
Participants at a forum in Lisbon, Portugal, discussed training of trainers in the European Community. Discussions centered on the changes taking place in production systems and ways in which occupational activities are performed, the changing roles and concepts of vocational training, and the growing diversity of users. Problems surrounding trainers' qualifications, statutory aspects governing training and courses that produce and provide trainers with more advanced skills were all examined. Three topics were tackled from actual cases selected in terms of the answers they provided to the issues in question. The topics are: (1) human resource qualification and the training function and the impact of new institutional and functional structures; (2) training of trainers and advances in training practices; and (3) the problem of trainers' qualifications from various partners' points of view. The following conclusions reflect important aspects of the discussions: it is necessary to differentiate between types of trainers; interaction between training and employment is a key aspect; training requires networking among those involved in the field; the question of training quality underlay all the discussions; and matching training, employment, and jobs no longer has meaning--trainers must provide skills needed for changing job situations. (NLA)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).