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Definition: Continuing vocational training, measures and activities


Continuing Vocational Training is training measures or activities, which the enterprises finance, partly or wholly, for their employees who have a working contract. Continuing vocational training measures and activities include continuing vocational training courses (CVT courses) and other forms of continuing vocational training:
 - Continuing vocational training courses (CVT courses)
 a) Continuing vocational training courses that were designed and managed by the enterprise itself (managed internally).
 b) Continuing vocational training courses that were designed and managed by organisations not part of the enterprise (managed externally). 
 - Other forms of continuing vocational training   
 c) Planned periods of training, instruction or practical experience, using the normal tools of work, either at the immediate place of work or in the work situation.
 d) Planned learning through job rotation, exchanges or secondments.
 e) Attendance at learning/quality circles.
 f) Self-learning through open and distance learning, (methods used in this type of learning can include using video/audio tapes, correspondence courses, computer based methods or the use of a Learning Resources Centre).
 g) Instruction at conferences, workshops, lectures and seminars at which the purpose of the employees attending the events is to learn/receive training.
Concepts and definitions for CVTS2, 1999 Edition, Eurostat