This book provides key quantitative and qualitative data on vocational education and training (VET) in the European Union. Among the topics on which data are provided are the following: demographic trends, educational attainment, and the labor market (aging of the population and labor force, changes in educational attainment over time, impacts of educational attainment and VET on employment opportunities); initial VET and training programs (relative importance of VET and general education, participation rates, program duration, certification, funding); continuing vocational training in enterprises (availability, forms, and costs of training; participation rates and patterns); participation of self-employed individuals in training in a 4-week period (economic importance of self-employment and training of self-employed individuals compared to that of other employees); and European Community programs and initiatives (the European Social Fund and the Leonardo da Vinci program). Included in the appendixes is information about the document's data sources (demographic statistics, the European Union Labour Force Survey, vocational education and training data collection, and the Continuing Vocational Training Survey in Enterprises) and the categories included in the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities and the internal Standard Classification of Occupations. The document contains 25 references and 52 graphs. (MN)The Labour Market and Educational Attainment Source: EC Economic Data Pocket Book N6 - 1997, European Commission, Eurostat ** Source: European Economy, Reports and Studies aquot;Performance of the European Union labour marketaquot;, Nr.3, ... in Ireland and Luxembourg, with significant increases above the average in Finland, Spain and the Netherlands. ... and insurance sector, the transport and communication industry, wholesale and retail trade and the construction sector.
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