Continuing vocational training is an increasing challenge for educational institutions, participants, lecturers and didactic concepts, especially with regard to the increasingly diversified labor market and the resulting growing demands on employees. Since there are hardly any job profiles that can do without in-service training, the willingness to take part in further training is also required and assumed.
In-service training can take different forms depending on the requirements. Be it short-term workshops and seminars, in-house training, or even vocational academies and distance learning universities: They all offer the opportunity to further qualify as an employee alongside your job and, last but not least, open up new perspectives on the job market. It is not uncommon for in-service training to lead to internal advancement within the company, but in any case to underline one’s own claims for a different, more qualified position. More and more educational institutions have meanwhile specialized in in-service training and, in addition to standard courses such as the European Computer Driver’s License (ECDL), English courses, Training on certain application programs as well as forklift driver’s licenses, and increasingly courses in administration and human resources. The conversion of almost all university courses to bachelor and master programs also gives vocational academies and their degrees a new meaning. Especially in the banking sector, part-time training in the sense of attending a vocational academy is an important prerequisite in order to be able to set the building blocks of later career steps.
In addition to the need for constant expansion of specialist knowledge, there is of course also the question of funding for all forms of in-service training. Little by little, the realization seems to be gaining acceptance that both sides, i.e. employers and employees, must make their contribution to a fair distribution of education costs. It is not just about pure financing, but also the willingness to invest time. Politicians also feel obliged to create the appropriate legal framework and uniform quality standards. Only if qualified and certified sponsors and lecturers prevail