ERIC Number: ED442928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Continuing Vocational Training [in Central and Eastern Europe]. Volume 1. Cross Country Analysis. Report.
European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
The current state of continuing vocational training in Central and Eastern European countries and its most important challenges were analyzed. The analysis found that the former continuing vocational training systems in these areas were characterized by generally low training levels and interdependence among the state-owned enterprises that financed and provided staff training. At present, the transitioning countries of Central Europe are aware of the increased need for continuing vocational training to accompany large-scale economic and social restructuring processes. Continuing vocational training is seen as a means to raise the competitiveness of companies in both national and international markets and to increase the employability of workers. However, reforms of the education and training systems in Central and Eastern European countries since the early 1990s have frequently focused on institutions and programs belonging to the initial education and training area and on mainstream developments and students. All-embracing economic and social changes require new concepts and frameworks and a newly defined cooperation of key stakeholders in the system--needs not too different from those in Western Europe, even if reform needs are much more basic. (The report is based on individual country reports produced by national experts from Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, and Slovenia. Executive summaries of these country reports are included.) (KC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Identifiers - Location: Europe