In order to secure skilled workers, the Free State of Thuringia promotes further training for Thuringian employees and self-employed persons with funds from the European Social Fund in its further training guidelines.
At ifw Jena, welding courses for all common welding processes are supported. This includes:
No fees are charged for participation in the training courses; employers pay their share for the participation of their employees through paid time off for further training during regular working hours. Self-employed persons and employees in Thuringia and companies can participate.
The new Qualification Opportunities Act came into force in 2019. The law opens up new possibilities for promoting further training for employees in companies. Regardless of the size of the company or the age of the participants, training vouchers can be issued to provide employees with further training and prepare them for the use of new technologies.
Depending on the size of the company, training costs for employees are subsidised by up to 75%. In addition, up to 50% of the employee's salary can be subsidised for the time during which the employee was unable to work in the company due to the training.
The continuing training must last at least four weeks (over 160 teaching units) and the vocational qualification must have been obtained at least four years previously.
The employment agency or the jobcentre awards training vouchers for the financial support of further education. These vouchers cover participation fees, travel costs and other expenses for qualification measures.
Eligible for an education voucher are unemployed persons, people returning to work or employees who are threatened with unemployment, such as those on short-time or fixed-term contracts.
The employment agency or, in the case of ALG II recipients, the job centre in your region will decide on the awarding of education vouchers after a consultation.
Continuing education and training is an important element in securing skilled workers and safeguarding one's own professional future. There are various public funding programs available for your and your employees' personal continuing training.
Public funding of training and further education enables participants to easily take part in our courses and to pursue their professional goals as welders. Depending on your individual life situation and career goals, you can apply for funding from various support programs.
If you have any questions about how to apply for and choose the right funding for you, please feel free to contact us directly. We will be happy to advise you.