For many individuals access to VET, especially continuing VET, will be via their employer.

The indicator below is defined as the percentage of enterprises which provided any type of vocational training to their employees in the reference calendar year. These activities include CVT courses and other forms of CVT: on-the-job training; job-rotation, exchanges, secondments or study visits; participation in learning or quality circles; self-directed learning; and attendance at conferences, workshops, trade fairs and lectures. For statistical purposes, the training refers to measures or activities, which must have been planned in advance and must have been organised or supported with a view to promoting the goal of learning. Random learning and initial vocational training (IVT) are excluded.

Figure 7: Enterprises providing training (%)

Source: Eurostat, continuing vocational training survey.

Key points

On average, 66% of EU employers in enterprises with 10 or more workers provided vocational training to their employees during the reference calendar year (12 months) in 2010. Percentages varied widely across countries: the highest values being reported in Denmark, Sweden, and Austria, where more than 85% of employers provided vocational training in 2010. In Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Poland less than 40% of employers did so. Among non-EU countries, data are only available for Norway where 97% of enterprises provided vocational training to their employees.

Table 7: Enterprises providing training (%)

(u) Eurostat: "low reliability". (z) Eurostat: "not applicable". (e) Eurostat: "estimated".

Source: Eurostat, continuing vocational training survey.

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