The main focus of the Go-Model is to enhance the low-skilled workforce’s efficiency by lifting their basic skills.
SMEs have an important stake in the Hungarian economy:
- 99.9% of Hungarian companies are SMEs,
- they contribute to 56% of the national GDP and
- employ roughly about 75% of total employees of the corporate sector.
SMEs often find it difficult to hire people with appropriate qualifications but the lack of flexible, close-to-site training possibilities hinders them to raise competences inside the company. Hungarian companies and especially SMEs are more reluctant to support the training of their workforce than their European equivalents (app. 50% or less against 70% in Europe).
The overall participation in adult learning is very low in Hungary. Eurostat’s comparative figures show that the rate of any kind of learning activities of Hungarian population aged 25-64 is one of the lowest rates among the EU-27 countries. The lack of competence development creates a constant growth barrier especially for the local SMEs in the rural areas.
Key steps of the Go-Model
- Identification of occupation-specific situations and essential skills.
- Employee skills assessment and identification of mismatch.
- Basic skills development based on the employer’s expectations and employee’s training needs.
- Steps before and after the training to ensure that achieved learning outcomes are integrated into everyday work-based practices.
- Evaluation of the learning process.