ERIC Number: ED398436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Training in the Food and Beverages Sector in Luxembourg. Report for the FORCE Programme.
Spence, Jacqueline M.
A study examined the structure of the food and beverages sector of Luxembourg, the continuing vocational training opportunities available, future training requirements, and the issues arising. It found that the food/beverages sector was relatively small and a traditional source of employment that was maintaining its craft character but developing and moving toward more sophisticated production processes in certain areas. The sector employed some 3,300 people, 1.5 percent of the total work force. It had no specific employment legislation and no legal requirement to provide continuing vocational training. The sector was characterized by a large number of small- and medium-sized companies. A certain number of companies were restructuring and introducing new technology which altered requirements for training and levels of qualification of employees. The apprenticeship system was in decline. Two companies were involved in the case studies: Brasserie Nationale and Centralfood S.A.R.L. Case studies described the company, its structure, marketing, labor market, and training practices. The structural differences within the sector meant that the organizational aspects of continuing vocational training have been fragmented. Since continuing training in the specific area of food technology and manufacture did not exist in the national context, companies sought training courses in other countries. (Appendixes include a 21-item bibliography, statistical data, and collective bargaining agreements.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Continuing Education, Educational Needs, Food, Food Processing Occupations, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Needs, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers - Location: Luxembourg