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ERIC Number: ED368912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
European Seminar: "New Training Models and Strategies for SMEs in Europe" (Valencia, Spain, October 4-5, 1993).
Girones, Salvador Gil, Ed.
CEDEFOP Flash, n1 Mar 1994
A seminar disseminated and discussed the findings of a study carried out on the problems of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in accessing training and the support strategies applied in the 12 member states of European Community. Input was solicited from experts regarding the priorities of 11 strategies. Organizers used this information to conduct six roundtables on market orientation, new approaches to training, training of SME organizers and trainers, cooperation for training, self-employment and cooperatives, and employers' associations and sectoral organizations. They also organized two lectures on support initiatives for national and transnational SMEs and SME support measures employed by the autonomous government of Valencia, Spain. A number of general conclusions were drawn in the seminar and led to these recommendations: to encourage a positive social climate in the SMEs that will stimulate continuous training; to base training on a consistent and more business-oriented approach; to give the small entrepreneur enough information to select the most appropriate training; to transcend the traditional concept of training; to promote development of training products adapted to concrete objectives; to strengthen the occupational profile of the SME trainer; to promote cooperation between SMEs; and to stimulate training supply and demand through public support measures. (YLB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).