The Continuing Vocational Training survey is conducted as a standalone exercise during 2016. It covers a selection of small, medium and large enterprises across a number of economic sectors operating in Ireland, with a view of getting relevant, up to date information on continuing vocational training.
In particular it focuses on
- enterprise strategies in employee training,
- the training intensity (number of participants, training hours),
- the types of training undertaken,
- the costs of training.
Approximately 5000 enterprises with 10 or more employees across a wide variety of activities have been selected for participation from the CSO Central Business Register of enterprises.
A previous version of this survey was commissioned by Eurostat in 2010 however Ireland did not participate. Results were published nationally and international comparisons across EU countries were carried out by Eurostat and published on their website.
This inquiry is conducted under the Statistics (Continuing Vocational Training Survey) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 390 of 2015) made under the Statistics Act, 1993. The information you provide will be treated as strictly confidential in accordance with section 33 of the Statistics Act, 1993 and with EU law. It will be used for statistical purposes only. Further details are outlined in the CSO's Code of Practice on Statistical Confidentiality on www.cso.ie