Employer co-funded training in the UK: Current practice and policy considerations
Authors: Thomas, Rhodri; Parsons, David; Barry, John; Rowe, Valerie
Source: Education + Training, Volume 49, Number 2, 2007 , pp. 112-125(14)
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:Purpose ‐ This paper sets out to examine the contribution of employer co-funding of publicly-funded vocational education and training in the UK (i.e. training initiatives that are available to all qualified applicants but funded jointly by the public and private sectors). Design/methodology/approach ‐ The paper draws on qualitative research undertaken with more than 30 employers in a cross-section of economic sectors. Findings ‐ The evidence from this study suggests that there is no model for how and why employers start to become engaged in co-funding publicly-funded training. Originality/value ‐ The paper identifies key issues for public policy-makers.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2007-04-03