Continuous Vocational Training in the Road Freight and Passenger Transport Sectors

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Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 1997 - Transportation - 240 pages
Continuous vocational training (CVT) in the road freight and passenger transport sectors in the member states of the European Community (EC) was examined to identify exemplary and significant practices across the EC and determine the extent of the transferability of the identified exemplary training between and among the member states. In all, case studies of CVT at 50 firms in 11 countries were conducted. Special attention was paid to the following: the nature of the road freight and passenger transport sectors in the EC (structure of the sectors, forces of change, emerging business strategies, factors influencing each sectors' development); the employment environments of both sectors (legislation, employment trends, recruitment practices and entrants' education level, productivity, demographics, working conditions, and role of the social partners); and CVT in both sectors across the EC (initial training, developments in CVT, bottlenecks in the CVT system, training budgets and costs, and future training requirements). Specific recommendations for improving CVT in small and large companies were presented. (Contains 63 tables/figures. Appended are a framework for analysis of the economic return of company training in road transport and 45 references.) (MN)

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Study Objectives and Methodology
Nature of the Road Transport Sector in the EC

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