Study on the effectiveness of short-term training to improve employment

Continuing change in the conditions of working life, rapidly changing skills requirements and the mismatch between supply and demand for ‘know-how’ each pose significant labour market challenges hampering the 75% employment rate target set in the government programme. The challenge in respect of skills mismatch also applies to the educational level of the workforce. In response, the current Government Programme aims to create the conditions for continuous learning at all levels of education and emphasises the development of the rapid provision of further education, continuing training and transformational education and training in partnership with educational institutions and employers to improve the labour supply. Following the temporary change in the law in the years 2017–2019 (JTYPL / 305/2017), the TE services have been able to provide labour force training which leads to a new university degree for those who have already completed a university degree. At the same time, the Ministry of Education and Culture has funded a number of postgraduate training courses, specialisation courses and competency modules in various colleges and universities. The aim of the study carried out by MDI and TK-Eval was to determine the success and effectiveness of the implementation of short-term training / conversion training implemented in 2017–2019 to improve employment. The ultimate goal here was to produce clear development proposals for the future organisation of higher education / conversion training by higher education institutions.