Lucrative path increasingly less travelled

Continuing education is the path to higher wages, but few skilled workers are taking it. A study by AE, a left-leaning think tank, followed 6,000 skilled workers starting in 2002 and found that eight years later, those who had received further training during the period were earning 55,000 kroner more annually than those who did not receive training. Labour market experts said the results jibed with the findings of similar foreign studies. Despite the financial benefit, the number of skilled workers signing up for job training has declined by a third since 2001. Part of the reason for the fall could be that rising wages and plentiful overtime during the boom that proceeded the Great Recession convinced people that extra training was unnecessary. – Politiken