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Continuing Vocational Training Survey


These data, published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, come from the Continuing Vocational Training Survey (CVTS), which is carried out every five years. The news release presents data from the fourth and latest survey, referring to the year 2010, which covered the 27 Member States and Croatia.

Continuing vocational training (CVT) in the European Union corresponds to training during working time or being paid for at least partially by the employer (for instance evening courses). It is one of the components of the more generic vocational education and training. Vocational education and training is training in skills and teaching of knowledge related to a specific trade, occupation or vocation in which the student or employee wishes to participate.

The highest proportions of enterprises providing training were observed in Austria and Sweden (both 87%) the United Kingdom (80%), the Netherlands (79%), Belgium (78%) and France (76%), and the lowest in Poland (23%), Romania (24%), Bulgaria (31%), Latvia (40%) and Hungary (49%).

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