Public Private Partnership – value for money in case of vocational education in Poland Cover Image

Partnerstwo publiczno-prywatne – analiza korzyści dla interesu publicznego w przypadku wykorzystania w szkolnictwie zawodowym w Polsce
Public Private Partnership – value for money in case of vocational education in Poland

Author(s): Elżbieta Drogosz-Zabłocka, Agnieszka Kopańska
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu
Keywords: public private partnership; vocational education; value for money

Summary/Abstract: Public-private partnership (PPP) should be a way of providing public services if it creates value for money; it means a better relation between quality and cost of public services. The aim of the paper was to analyze the existence of Value for money in case of PPP in vocational education and to demonstrate that these benefits should encourage Polish local governments to the wider use of this formula. Practical education should be adjusted to the expectations of future employers. Public sector is not able to cope with this. Directing a student to practice in a company solves this problem. Meanwhile, the new regulations require Polish vocational schools to invest in apprenticeship places. Due to the lack of financial resources local governments, especially counties, are not able to meet these expectations. Financial problems concern both − investments and current expenditure on schools. In the last part of the paper, based on regression analysis of vocational schools’ budgets, we have shown that the transfer of practical training to enterprises significantly reduces the operating cost of school. These two advantages of PPPs in vocational education − ensuring the adaptation of the practical education to current industry solutions and the reduction of public spending, create value for money. Unfortunately, Poland uses this formula on a very small scale.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 412
  • Page Range: 35-45
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish