ERIC Number: ED418270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Continuous Vocational Training in the Road Freight and Passenger Transport Sectors.
Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium). Directorate-General for Education, Training, and Youth.
Continuous vocational training (CVT) in the road freight and passenger transport sectors in the member states of the European Community (EC) was examined to identify exemplary and significant practices across the EC and determine the extent of the transferability of the identified exemplary training between and among the member states. In all, case studies of CVT at 50 firms in 11 countries were conducted. Special attention was paid to the following: the nature of the road freight and passenger transport sectors in the EC (structure of the sectors, forces of change, emerging business strategies, factors influencing each sectors' development); the employment environments of both sectors (legislation, employment trends, recruitment practices and entrants' education level, productivity, demographics, working conditions, and role of the social partners); and CVT in both sectors across the EC (initial training, developments in CVT, bottlenecks in the CVT system, training budgets and costs, and future training requirements). Specific recommendations for improving CVT in small and large companies were presented. (Contains 63 tables/figures. Appended are a framework for analysis of the economic return of company training in road transport and 45 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Continuing Education, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, Industrial Training, International Cooperation, Labor Market, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Training Methods, Transfer of Training, Transportation, Vocational Education, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium). Directorate-General for Education, Training, and Youth.