ERIC Number: ED458449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Financing of Vocational Education and Training in Portugal. Financing Portrait. CEDEFOP Panorama Series.
Centeno, Luis Gomes; Sarmento, Ana Leonor
The financing of vocational education and training (VET) in Portugal was examined. The examination focused on the following topics: (1) the economic, political, legal, and administrative contexts of funding; (2) the funding framework for VET in Portugal; (3) initial vocational training (IVT); (4) continuing vocational training (CVT); and (5) vocational training to address unemployment and social exclusion (UVT). In 1996, funds for IVT, CVT, UVT, and other VET-related activities accounted for 51.0%, 29.8%, 12.7%, and 6.5% of funds spent on VET, respectively. In 1998, funds for IVT, CVT, UVT, and other VET-related activities accounted for 42.0%, 31.0%, 22.3%, and 4.7% of funds spent on VET, respectively. Financing of VET activities in Portugal was strongly dependent on European Social Fund support. The following actions were deemed critical to improving VET in Portugal: (1) increase all VET activities; (2) provide more coherence between the training structure within the educational system, labor market training, and other VET programs; (3) work to increase the private contribution to VET funding, but be mindful of the danger that a large number of enterprises could then reduce their training activities; and (4) encourage a good-quality and flexible system of private sector VET providers. (Fifty-two tables/figures are included. A table summarizing pertinent legal provisions is appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Articulation (Education), Continuing Education, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Economic Climate, Educational Environment, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Supply, Educational Trends, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), High Schools, International Cooperation, Job Training, Labor Market, Needs Assessment, Political Influences, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Social Isolation, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers - Location: European Union; Portugal