12 May 2022
New research ROA

Work-related learning drops in first covid year

Training participation among workers has dropped from 54 percent in 2017 to 51 percent in 2020. The time spent on tasks from which one can learn has also decreased. This decrease in work-related learning seems to be the result of the pandemic. However, the importance of informal learning in the total learning time among workers remains high: of the total time spent on learning activities in 2020, no less than 91 percent relates to informal learning at work. This and more emerges from the report 'Lifelong learning in the Netherlands' by the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) of Maastricht University.