EDUCATION WAS 22.7 PERCENT
or informal education, while participation among women was 18.9 percent.
When evaluated according to completed levels of education, the group with the highest rate of participation in formal or informal education were university graduates at 49.5 percent. The participation rate was 40.9 percent for vocational or technical high school and 40 percent for general high school, while 2.4 percent did not finish school.
In Turkey, 39.4 percent of employers were the first providers of informal education activities that individuals 18 years of age and older joined. This was followed by informal education institutions, at 26.6 percent, and formal education institutions, at 11.9 percent. Informal institutions attracted 32 percent of the women and employers, with 46.8 percent of male participants, were the top-ranked providers of informal education.
The main reason for participation in informal education was to improve job skills and career prospects, at 61.9 percent. This was followed by an obligation to participate, at 49.9 percent, and to gain knowledge and skills useful in everyday life, at 49.8 percent.