3. Personnel training on level with the year 2000

Most of the education and training related to work or occupation was subsidised by the employer, i.e., it was personnel training. In 2006 such training was received by 57 per cent of the employees, or a total of 1.1 million persons. This number is on level with the beginning of the millennium and clearly higher than in 1990.

Figure 8. Participation in education and training subsidised by the employer (personnel training) in 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2006 (employees aged 18-64)

Figure 8. Participation in education and training subsidised by the employer (personnel training) in 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2006 (employees aged 18-64)

Women participated in personnel training clearly more actively than men. Three-fifths of the employee women had attended personnel training, while the respective proportion among the men was one-half. The difference in women’s and men’s participation rate has grown since 2000.

Education and training subsidised by the employer was received most by employees aged 25 to 54, of whom nearly three-fifths had participated in such training. Roughly every other employee aged either 18 to 24 or over 54 participated in training. Participation in personnel training has remained unchanged from the year 2000.

Table 3. Participation in education and training subsidised by the employer (personnel training) by age in 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2006 (employees aged 18-64) Participating employees (thousand)

  1990 1995 2000 2006 2006
% % % % 1 000
18–24 34 33 46 46 69
25–34 50 50 57 57 243
35–44 52 53 61 61 317
45–54 48 57 57 60 323
55–64 37 51 47 52 155
Total 47 52 56 57 1 108

Persons working as employees received the most personnel training. In 2006 nearly three-fourths of the upper white-collar employees had received personnel training. The respective proportion was more than three-fifths among lower white-collar employees and two-fifths among blue-collar workers.

Figure 9. Participation in education and training subsidised by the employer (personnel training) by socio-economic status in 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2006 (employees aged 18-64)

Figure 9. Participation in education and training subsidised by the employer (personnel training) by socio-economic status in 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2006 (employees aged 18-64)

Source: Adult Education Survey 2006, Statistics Finland

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Updated 31.12.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Participation in adult education [e-publication].
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