Employment and Training
Government Adult Education and Training Policy
The adoption in May 2002 of the adult education and training policy: A Lifelong Journey, marks the beginning of a collective effort to permit adults without vocational qualification to obtain basic training and also to make working adults and even employers aware of the importance of investing in the maintenance and upgrading of skills. Public employment services have a determining role to play in implementing this government policy.
This policy revolves around four major interrelated orientations defining priorities for action:
The five-year action plan that is part of the Policy offers an ambitious series of measures constructed around four major goals: basic training, employment-related ongoing training, recognition of acquired knowledge and skills, and shared responsibility for funding training. In each case, specific targets are selected and the main focus of the actions is similar: