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Table Of Contents

Acronyms
Executive summary
Overview of training and skills development in SMEs
Chapter 1
Formal training and skills development: The state of play
Company size and training activities
SME participation in vocational training3
Types of vocational training provided
Participation in initialVET
Reasons firms may not provide training
Processes of training provision in firms
Assessing skills requirements and undertaking training planning
Effect of public policy measures
Conclusions and policy implications
Notes
References
Chapter 2
In-depth analysis of access to formal and alternative training activities
Characteristics of training and skills development in SMEs
Figure 2.5. KISA compared toVET for skill development by knowledge area
Effects of the financial crisis on firms’ recruitment and training activities
Skills identification in firms
Motivation and collaboration for training
Chapter 3
Skills development in innovative firms
Skills development and the market orientation of firms
Skills, sectors and clusters
Development of new skills
Chapter 4
Learning by doing – best practices in training and skills development
Case study interviews
The impacts of the financial crisis
Training and skills development plans/structures of firms
Formal industry training/vocational education and training activities in firms
Informal (KISA) skilled development activities
Motivation and collaboration with other institutions
SMEs’ responses to climate change
Conclusion and policy implications
Chapter 5
The skill ecosystem concept
West Midlands skill ecosystem (United Kingdom)
East Flanders skill ecosystem (Belgium)
Canterbury skill ecosystem (New Zealand)
Zaglebie skill ecosystem (Poland)
The industrial zone of OSTIM, Ankara skill ecosystem (Turkey)
Manitoba and Quebec (Canada)
Synthesis analysis – trends and conclusions across all the case studies
Background to the New Zealand case study
Specific issues for Canterbury
Implications for policy development
Training in SMEs in the West Midlands region, the United Kingdom
Background to the United Kingdom case study
Background to the Belgian case study
Specific issues for East Flanders
Background to the Polish case study
Reference
Background to the Turkish case study
Background to the Canadian case study
Survey participant characteristics
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Skills Development and Training in SMEs

Skills Development and Training in SMEs

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Published by OECD Publications
The report discusses the results of the OECD “Leveraging Training and Skills Development in SMEs” (TSME) project which examines access to training by SMEs across seven regions in six OECD countries: New Zealand, Poland, Belgium, UK, Turkey and Canada.
The report discusses the results of the OECD “Leveraging Training and Skills Development in SMEs” (TSME) project which examines access to training by SMEs across seven regions in six OECD countries: New Zealand, Poland, Belgium, UK, Turkey and Canada.

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