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Training – Workers today spend an average 505 hours a year learning: 484 informally and 21 formally

Research reveals that workers today spend an average 505 hours a year learning: 484 informally and 21 formally. So although a limited training budget might mean scaling back on the hours spent in seminars, classes, and workshops, that doesn’t mean employees can’t learn in other ways. Informal learning empowers employees to go out into the world … Continue reading

Vocational Training – Playing a central role in determining the outcomes for the low-skilled, low-wage, workers

Economic integration has brought about not only benefits and opportunities but also required adjustment, especially for the youth entering the labour force. The lower growth rates characterizing the post Global Financial Crisis era and the concerns about income inequality put to the fore the degree that better targeted investment in human capital may ameliorate the … Continue reading

Workplace Learning and Development – At the tipping point LinkedIn finds

State of the learning and development (L&D) industry: At the tipping point Survey results indicate a tipping point in the L&D industry. Increased budgets and executive support are paving the way for talent developers to play a more strategic role. One with the support and technology to tackle day-to-day challenges, as well as more strategic … Continue reading

The Squeezed Middle Class – The education and training systems should offer a wider range of learning opportunities at various ages OCDE says

Over the past decade, the OECD has documented the evolution of inequalities in income and opportunities in details in a series of flagship publications, from Growing Unequal? (2008), to Divided we Stand (2011), to In it Together (2015) and the latest release on The Broken Social Elevator that focused on social mobility and showed that … Continue reading

Autonomous Vehicle in US – How to cope with their effects on workers

How will the introduction and diffusion of autonomous vehicles (AVs) affect U.S. workers? This highly fraught question promises soon to loom large in hometowns and policy realms across the nation. Given Americans’ current reliance on cars and trucks for most of our transportation, the transition to self-driving vehicles will change many lives and livelihoods, likely … Continue reading

Ontario – Employment programs have not kept pace with the changing labour market

In Working Paper 29, The labour market shift: Training a highly skilled and resilient workforce in Ontario, the Institute examines Ontario’s changing labour market and skills, employer-driven training, and government skills training programs. Ontario’s labour market has changed. For Ontarians to remain resilient in face of this change, they must be equipped with skills that are transferable … Continue reading

Adult Learning in the Workplace – Why promote it ?

The role of the Education and Training Working Group on Adult Learning 2016-2018 was to identify policies that promote and support workplace learning of adults, covering: – adults struggling with reading, writing, making simple calculations and using digital tools; – adults with medium skills in need of up-skilling. This report presents the outcomes of its … Continue reading

Training in UK – 10% had participated in formal learning and 42% in non-formal learning or training in the last 12 months

This report presents the results from the 2016 Adult Education Survey (AES). AES was designed to capture information on participation in various types of learning, as well as on people’s perceived barriers and incentives to learning, and access to information about learning opportunities. Learning is subdivided into three categories: • Formal learning – learning that … Continue reading

Apprenticeship Levy in UK – Assessing the early impact from an employers’ perspective

The purpose of this research is to understand the early impact of the apprenticeship levy on employer behaviour and assess the likely future impact on the quality and quantity of apprenticeships, as well as on broader investment in workforce skills development and training. Before summarising the key findings, it’s important to note that there is still … Continue reading

Training – It increases employees’ retention research finds

This paper analyses the effect of training participation on employees’ retention in the training company. It for the first time empirically combines the human capital and the monopsony theory by jointly controlling for the portability, visibility, and credibility of training. Based on an extensive German linked-employer-employee data set with detailed information on training history (WeLL-ADIAB), … Continue reading

Company-based training – Submission of applications for training influenced by company context

Although employees in low-skilled jobs are as likely as any others to express an interest in receiving training, they actually submit significantly fewer applications for training. How can this gap be explained? While a wish to receive training goes hand in hand with employees’ perception of their career prospects, in conjunction with their aspirations, the … Continue reading

Training in Digital Companies in France – Most digital companies use classes and courses (82%) and work-based training (61%)

How do digital companies make use of the various types of initial and continuing training in order to meet the need to keep skills up to date? Analysis of the ‘companies’ strand of the French training and employee trajectory surveys (dispositif d’enquêtes sur les formations et itinéraires des salariés or Defis) reveals their willingness to … Continue reading

Future of Work – Why Countries Need New Job Creation Strategies

China continues to report robust urban job growth that outpaces growth in the country’s labor force—despite a slowdown in economic expansion. By contrast, employment in India grew by only 1.4% per year from 2000 through 2016—despite a compound annual growth rate of 7.2% for the country’s GDP. And in some countries, including Germany and the … Continue reading

Work-Based Learning – 20 guiding principles

This document presents 20 guiding principles developed by the ET 2020 Working Group on Vocational Education and Training (WG on VET) in 2014-2015. These principles were developed during a series of meetings, in-depth country focus workshops and webinars. The key purpose of the WG on VET is to respond to the objectives of ET 2020, … Continue reading

The Right to Request Time to Train regulations in UK – An appraisal

This mixed method appraisal reviewed the functioning of the Right to Request Time to Train, as of March 2015. The Right to Request Time to Train policy, which became effective in 2010, gives employees of large businesses (250+ employees) the right to submit formal requests to their employers for time off for study or training … Continue reading

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