1. Internally organised personnel training has increased in enterprises

The share of courses organised by enterprises themselves of all personnel training has grown somewhat from 1999. At that time, 47 per cent of all courses were internally organised and 53 per cent externally organised. By 2005, the proportions had become precisely reversed. In 2005, 53 per cent of all course training days were implemented as training organised by enterprises themselves.

Figure 1. Internal and external course training by industry and sector in 2005

Figure 1. Internal and external course training by industry and sector in 2005

The concentration of course training to internally organised training is actually a very natural consequence from the slight overall reduction in enterprises’ input into training on the whole. Training procured from outside is more expensive than internally organised training so cutbacks are therefore easily made in purchases of payable, externally organised training services.

In manufacturing industries courses organised by enterprises themselves make up the majority of course training (around 60%). Slightly over one-half (52%) of the courses offered by service industries were purchased from external training organisers.

The possibility of an enterprise to organise training is dependent on its size and resources. Large enterprises are more likely to have their own training staff or training unit/centre which are utilised for internally organised personnel training. Small enterprises are naturally more inclined to purchase training services from external organisers.

Figure 2. Share of externally organised course training hours by size of enterprise in 1999 and 2005

Figure 2. Share of externally organised course training hours by size of enterprise in 1999 and 2005

Source: CVTS, Continuing vocational training survey, Statistics Finland

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Updated 8.5.2009

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): CVTS, Continuing vocational training [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-0003. Participation in course-format training 2005, 1. Internally organised personnel training has increased in enterprises . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.2.2018].
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