2. Emphasis in providing course training is shifting to private training enterprises

The share of educational institutions within the school system (vocational schools, polytechnics and universities) as well as publicly funded training institutions as organisers of personnel training for enterprises diminished clearly between 1999 and 2005. The share of these training institutions of the supplied training hours has fallen from 36 per cent to approximately 20 per cent. Correspondingly, the share of private training enterprises as training providers has risen by approximately 15 percentage points.

Figure 3. External course training by training provider in 1999 and 2005

Figure 3. External course training by training provider in 1999 and 2005

With a few exceptions, private training enterprises are the most important party from which enterprises purchased training services in the EU Countries. In Denmark, Lithuania, Hungary, the Netherland and Great Britain the share of public or publicly funded training institutions as organiser of training was clearly larger than the average, accounting for over 30 per cent of all course training hours.

The shares of the different suppliers of training are approximately similar in Finland as in all the 27 EU Countries on the average. Although there are large differences between the countries, the profiles of the Nordic Countries are largely alike. However, in Norway the share of public training institutions and in Denmark that of publicly supported training institutions as organisers of training deviate from those in the other Nordic Countries.

Figure 4. Share of course training hours by training provider in the Nordic Countries and in the EU on the average in 2005

Figure 4. Share of course training hours by training provider in the Nordic Countries and in the EU on the average in 2005

In a vast majority of EU Countries the total utilisation rate of the training supply of trade unions and employer’s organisations remains below ten per cent of all course training. Their share as course training organisers exceeds 20 per cent in only Germany and Austria.


Source: CVTS, Continuing vocational training survey, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Hannu Virtanen 09–1734 2514, Tarja Seppänen 09–1734 3220

Director in charge: Riitta Harala


Updated 8.5.2009

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