CAPTION: According to a study of Bitkom and VdTÜV there is an increase in companies, which offer their employees digitalisation training. (Daniel Naupold/dpa/archive)
According to a recent study, almost two thirds of companies in Germany (63 percent) now offer their employees training opportunities in the area of digitalisation.
Two years ago, it was only 36 percent, the digital association Bitkom reported on Monday. However, Michael Fübi, president of the TÜV Association (VdTÜV), said that the financial resources and time provided for this purpose were generally far too limited. It is particularly problematic that one in five companies offers no further training at all. Bitkom and VdTÜV commissioned the representative study.
According to the study, employees are only offered an average of only 2.3 working days and 709 euros a year for any kind of further training. Seminars run by external providers, however, cost between 450 and 500 euros a day. In addition, 57 percent of the companies surveyed have no strategy at all for teaching digital skills. However, 99 percent agreed with the statement that lifelong learning is becoming more and more important, especially with regard to digitalisation.
"A strategic approach to further training on digital topics is both useful and necessary," said Fübi. The associations believe that digital learning formats are the most suitable.
"It has never been easier for employees to learn independently of time and place - directly at the workplace, on train journeys, in the waiting room or during lunch breaks," said Achim Berg, president of Bitkom.
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