The guidelines are intended for use by trainers of workplace instructors. The Finnish National Board of Education recommends that as many people as possible whose roles involve workplace instruction should be able to participate in training for workplace instructors. Workplace instructor training promotes the abilities of people to function as instructors and develop their own work. The training programme is suitable for training both workplace instructors and apprenticeship trainers.
In November 2012, a group of vocational teachers from the wood processing sector started in-service training in enterprises. The opportunity is provided via the ESF-supported project ‘Development and implementation of the system for improving the technological competences of vocational teachers and lecturers’ (Profesijos mokytojų ir dėstytojų technologinių kompetencijų tobulinimo sistemos sukūrimas ir įdiegimas).
Payback clauses are a legal instrument that encourages companies to invest in training. Companies provide training, but in return bind employees to the company for a certain period of time. In fact, employees are free to move to another company; they may however be expected to reimburse the cost, or part of the cost, of the training they received.
This Cedefop report examines whether, and how, payback clauses for employer-financed training are regulated in 33 European countries. In-depth analysis is carried out for eight countries: Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden and the UK.