ERIC Number: ED372244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Interim Report on Studies on "The Role of the Company in Generating Qualifications: The Training Impact of Work Organization." CEDEFOP Panorama. Meeting Report. Meeting of 31.03. and 1.04. 1st Edition.
Reis, Fernanda Oliveira
A meeting was held to discuss the findings of case studies examining the role of companies in generating qualifications and the training impact of work organization in Germany, Denmark, Spain, and France. New forms of work organization (NFOT) were identified and examined from the standpoint of sources of organizational change, the main areas of organizational change, changes in the means of coordination, the emergence of new occupational groups/categories, and new career dynamics. Discussed next were conditions for developing/transmitting skills and knowledge within NFOT through "discreet" and "explicit" training strategies and training opportunities afforded by NFOT. The place of NFOT in the social dialogue was analyzed. The following conclusions were drawn: the scope open to"discreet" training schemes seems linked to the nature of initial training systems; the traditional grids used to monitor work are no longer sufficient to grasp the complexity of developments in many cases; the issue of validation and certification of training is fundamental and must be reassessed in view of NFOT; the focal issue at present is that of employment; and publicly funded measures (particularly local measures) can have a strong impact on certain companies' ability to produce organizations that produce skills. (MN)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Case Studies, Continuing Education, Educational Opportunities, Educational Practices, Employment Practices, Employment Qualifications, Environmental Influences, Foreign Countries, Industrial Training, Labor Force Development, Meetings, Organizational Climate, Postsecondary Education, Training Objectives, Vocational Education, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).
Identifiers - Location: Denmark; France; Germany; Spain