ERIC Number: ED436649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Financing of Vocational Education and Training in Austria. Financing Portrait. CEDEFOP Panorama.
Consideration of three specific aspects of the Austrian situation is helpful in understanding funding of the vocational education system: Austria's long tradition as a welfare state; high degree of centralization, and the important influence of the economic and social partnership. Initial vocational training follows one of two paths: the dual system (in-company training and occupation-related school education concurrently) and secondary level 2schools (secondary technical, and vocational schools, and colleges). The Laender and training enterprises share the costs of the dual system. Direct sources of funding for secondary technical, vocational schools, and colleges are public costs, costs borne by "private" funding, and costs borne by private households. Indirect financing comes from family support, Family Relief Fund benefits, and subsidies for training enterprises, for the especially gifted, and within the framework of labor market policies. Forms of continuing vocational education and training are in-company training and continuing training; training provided by commercial institutions; courses provided by public institutions; and training provided by non-profit institutions. Funding sources are private households, enterprises, and public budgets. Sources of funding for training programs for the unemployed are the Federal Ministry of Labor, Health, and Social Matters and the European Social Fund. (Contains 70 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, State Aid, Unemployment, 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: Austria