SUCCESS FACTORS in the implementation
The exchange of experience, skills and knowledge; trained participants (employees) with new/upgraded skills.
BARRIERS in the implementation
Administrative challenges. In addition to that, during times of economic growth, there is an evident lack of time to carry out trainings and other activities that represent companies´ core business. The year 2020 has been especially challenging in terms of implementation of the trainings due to the pandemic of Covid-19.
Monitoring and evaluation
MONITORING and EVALUATION: Is progress measured regularly? What are the indicators used to measure progress of the policy instrument? Have any evaluations been conducted?
The measure is monitored regularly through the following indicators: the number of participants in training programs, specialisations, additional qualifications and retraining; the number of competence models developed or upgraded at the sectoral level/field of competence centre operation; the number of training programs and/or initiatives developed for the preparation or modification of the vocational standard, and consequently the educational program or national vocational qualifications. Alongside this, indicators on the personal data of individuals participating in projects is also being collected and analysed.
EVIDENCE ON EFFECTIVENESS: How effective is the policy instrument?
In the first period of implementation of the programme, beginning in 2010 and ending in 2015, 19 industries were supported, 300 companies were included, more than 14.000 employees were trained and more than 7 million EUR was invested. In the period 2017–2018, 11 competence centres for human resources development were supported, which included 250 companies with more than 35.800 employees. In the period 2019–2022, 10 competence centres for human resources development are supported, which include 327 companies. The estimated participants of the trainings is 22.352.
SUSTAINABILITY: How sustainable is the policy instrument? Do you expect the instrument to continue over the next few years and why?
The policy instrument is funded mainly by the EU and has been implemented successfully for more than 10 years. Its sustainability is promising. It is not focused only on particular industries or companies of particular size. The trainings aim at improvement and strenghtening of competencies individuals need at the workplace.