Further education important, employers investing too little for this - survey

A survey conducted by the MojPosao job search site and the EduCentar among 200 respondents indicates that additional education is becoming more important, with the most interest shown in learning a foreign language, communication and presentation skills and advanced IT programmes.

More than 60% of job seekers attended further education and 25% consider that their education helped them in conducting their duties on the job. One-quarter said that education partially helped them and 31% said that it didn't impact their work positively.

Only 9% of respondents consider that formal education provided an excellent background for their profession. 

Regarding how they assess their education, 31% respondents find it as very good, 36% as good, 12% as satisfactory and as many as 13% consider their education as unsatisfactory. Half the respondents consider that informal education provided them with a better foundation than formal education.

Almost 80% of respondents have taken additional education of their own accord, 11% at their employer's initiative for all their employees and only 10% have attended further education recommended by their supervisors.

More than half of the respondents are interested in learning a foreign language, 46% were interested in communication and presentation skills, and in advanced and specialised IT programmes.

As many 68% financed their own education. About 25% attended further education financed by their employers and 6% attended further education partially financed by their employers.

One-third of respondents claim that employers are not investing anything in further training.

Last update: Tue, 19/04/2016 - 16:25
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