Survey on vocational training of employees to be carried out by CSB

15.08.2006

In order to provide information on vocational training of employees in enterprises to policy makers of European Union and the public at large, the second survey “Vocational training of employees in enterprises” will be launched by Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) in October of this year. The survey will be carried out on base of Regulation No. 1552/2005 of European Parliament and Council on statistics related to vocational training in enterprises, being part of total survey of countries of EU.

The first survey “Vocational training of employees in Latvia in 1999” was carried out in 2000. According to its results, vocational training of employees was carried out in 53% of Latvian enterprises, which indicator was the third highest amongst candidate countries. In Latvia, as wellas in other Baltic states, vocational training of employees was organized on regular base in the large enterprises (250 employees and more – in 91% of cases), while training was organized only in each second enterprise with comparatively small number of employees (10-49).

The results of first survey showed that each fourth employee of an enterprise took part in vocational training in Latvia, while this figure was 63% in Sweden, and 55% in Denmark.

The survey of this year will involve 4000 enterprises, the selection of which will be determined by united sampling methodology developed by Eurostat. The survey will be carried out in all member states of EU, in Norway, Bulgarie, and Romania. At the start of survey, enterprises will receive informative letter, survey questionnaires, and instruction how to fill them in. The option to fill in questionnaire forms electronically will be available.

In the course of this survey, informattion on the following issues will be gathered:

  • Forms of vocational training of employees in enterprises;
  • Directions of vocational training of employees;
  • Expenditures of enterprises for organization of vocational training;
  • Policy of vocational training of employees in enterprises;
  • Reasons for failure of enterprises to organize vocational training for their employees in 2005;
  • Initial vocational training in enterprises.

The results obtained by the survey will be summarized by different division criteria: by branches of national economics, number of employees of enterprises, employees by age groups and gender.

The information gathered by the survey will be published only in the form of summary.

Prepared by Section of Culture, Education, Health, and Science Statistics
Phone 7366648
Anita Švarckopfa