Publicly funded training

Funding programs

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:

  • Tungsten inert gas welding (WIG) of steel
  • Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding of chrome/nickel steel
  • Metal inert gas welding (metal active gas (MAG)) of steel
  • Metal inert gas welding (metal active gas (MAG)) of chrome/nickel steel
  • Manual arc welding (E-hand) of steel

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.

APPLICATION

  1. Register for the desired welding courses by sending us the completed registration form and the participant questionnaire.
  2. Arrange a date for your further training together with us.
  3. Complete your further qualification.

Registration form for courses of your choice (DE)

Participant questionnaire (DE)

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.

APPLICATION

  1. For an initial non-binding consultation on possible further training and how to proceed, please send us the completed registration form to bildung@ifw-jena.de or call us at +49 3641 204-112.
  2. Arrange a personal consultation with your contact person at the Employer Service of the Employment Agency. Here you can discuss the planned further training and the requirements for the award of education vouchers via the Qualification Opportunities Act.
  3. Register for the desired welding courses by sending us the original of your training voucher.
  4. Complete your training.

Download registration form (DE)

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.

APPLICATION

  1. For an initial non-binding consultation on possible further training and how to proceed, please send us the completed registration form to bildung@ifw-jena.de or call us at +49 3641 204-112.
  2. After we have jointly selected the appropriate further training for you, make an appointment for a consultation with your employment agency or job centre. In this meeting you will clarify whether you meet all the requirements for an education voucher.
  3. Register with us for the desired welding courses by sending us the original of your training voucher.
  4. Complete your training.

Download registration form (DE)

Information on training vouchers (DE)

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.

Your Contact

Andreas Lüderitz, B. Eng., SFI (IWE) +49 3641 204-112 Send e-mail