Lifelong learning and continuing training are widely discussed topics in academia and are also often in the centre of public debates. In order to introduce the topics discussed in the following chapters, I will start this chapter with a brief overview of the training literature. Then, the institutional background regarding continuing training in Germany is described and some facts and figures are presented to demonstrate the empirical relevance of continuing training in Germany.
KeywordsVocational Training Collective Agreement General Training Training Variable Training Cost
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