Skills formation plays a key role in the European growth strategy. Skills, however, take time to develop. They require workplaces affording learning opportunities and workers readily capitalising on those available.

In the fourth in a series of articles on insights from the European skills and jobs (ESJ) survey, Cedefop expert Giovanni Russo looks at how skills development performs in organisations offering varied learning opportunities and long-term perspectives.

He notes that ‘workers bring to the job knowledge, skills and competence and their personal attitudes to learning. When workers are placed in a stable organisational environment with challenging jobs and opportunities to learn, skills will develop.’

Cedefop’s ESJ survey was carried out in 2014 in all 28 EU Member States, collecting information on the match of the skills of about 49 000 EU workers.

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