ERIC Number: ED480392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Continuing Training in the Public Service.
Training & Employment, n48 Jul-Sep 2002
While disparities in access to training are identified as a weakness of the training system initiated by the Continuing Training Law 1971 in France, public sector agents--one-fourth of all employees in France--seem better off. However, this hardly means generosity of the public sector's training policy is the sole cause or that training procedures and content differ radically from the private sector. Rate of access to continuing training for public service agents is significantly higher than that of private sector employees, but the main difference between public and private sector training has to do with long-term training programs. Job structure by occupational group partly explains greater overall access to training in public service, where managers and middle-level workers--categories that acquire a great deal of training in both sectors--make up about one-half of the public sector but only one-third of the private. A higher percentage of civil servants aged 50-54 continue to be trained. Half of public service employees are involved in training; the adage says, "Training leads to training." Similarities between public and private sectors seem greater than the differences. In both sectors, employer-financed training sessions aimed at job adaptation are prevalent. The apparent similarity of the training procedures might hide differences in the relationship to training from one sector to another, e.g. training is more often imposed in the private sector. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Comparative Analysis, Continuing Education, Developed Nations, Educational Policy, Employer Employee Relationship, Foreign Countries, Government Employees, Job Training, Management Development, Managerial Occupations, Personnel Policy, Private Sector, Public Sector
For full text: http://www.cereq.fr/cereq/trai48.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur les Qualifications, Marseilles (France).
Identifiers - Location: France