The main objective of the whole project is to identify and describe the reasons for further education and for the use of training and retraining courses.
Current outputs of this project are described below and are availabile to free download but only in czech language. Results published in all outputs are based on a sample of the Czech population that was selected by quota sampling; 1,013 face-to-face interviews were conducted.
EDUCATION AND RETRAINING
This leaflet identifies the interest of the inhabitants of the Czech Republic in further education or retraining. Furthermore, the use of training and retraining courses and the interest in further education among persons with a completed education is analyzed. Results also express motivations for further education among the Czech population, as well as reasons for lack of interest in further education.
CZECH CITIZENS’ INTEREST IN TAKING TRAINING AND REQUALIFICATION COURSES
The study identifies the interest in taking training and requalification courses as well as Czech citizens’ preferences when it comes to further education. The analysis focuses primarily on the preferred forms of further education within the individual groups of citizens structured by gender, age, employment and size of municipality of residence.
PRINCIPAL BARRIERS TO FURTHER EDUCATION AMONG CZECH CITIZENS
The presented results describe the principal barriers to further education among Czech citizens. The analysis also focuses on differences in terms of age, education and profession. The analysis shows that a lack of time is the greatest obstacle.
INVOLVEMENT OF CZECH CITIZENS IN TRAINING AND REQUALIFICATION COURSES
The rate of involvement of Czech citizens in training and requalification courses was determined on the basis of a detailed data analysis. Attention was also focused on the primary purpose for which the respondents took the training or requalification courses (in relation to employment or leisure time) and on the differentiation of respondents by age.
SELECTED INCENTIVES FOR FURTHER EDUCATION
The presented results focus on the primary reasons why Czech citizens pursue further education, in particular in relation to their areas of interest or employment where they want to improve their education. The study also describes the identified differences between Czech citizens based on age and size of the municipality of residence.
MOST FREQUENT BARRIERS TO FURTHER EDUCATION AS SEEN BY CZECH CITIZENS
The results presented in the article point to the most frequently identified barriers to further education, with age differentiation as a by-product of the research. The analysis shows that while younger people are more confident in the efficiency of learning and in using their knowledge in practice, they often face issues such as a lack of time or motivation.
PREFERRED FIELDS OF FURTHER EDUCATION
The article presents the most frequently used training and requalification courses over the last three years. It also focuses on the preferred training and requalification courses. Analysis results show that language and computer courses are the most frequently used courses of further education.