Friday, June 01, 2007

United Kingdom: Older Workers More Responsible about their Own Training

In its annual survey of learning at work, the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) reports that, among other things, The older the worker, the more likely they are to feel responsible for their own training and development. According Practice Makes Perfect: A NIACE briefing on learning at work, when asked where the main responsibility for the training and development of workers lay--with the worker, their employer, or shared between, only 28% of the youngest workers, aged 17-19, felt the main responsibility lay with themselves, whilst 41% of 55 plus employees thought they bore the main responsibility.

Source: National Institute of Adult Continuing Education Press Release (May 24, 2007)

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