The Flemish government cut off last summer, the knot all by the Paid Educational Leave system. The Flemish training institutions is the successor, and all the details of that reform are now around, report the competent minister for Work Philippe Muyters. the
in practice, every employee in the private sector as from the school year 2019-2020 125 hours training institutions can absorb without loss of pay. The Flemish government pays the wage costs back to the employer. New also is the fact that workplace learning eligible.Course partly repaid
Furthermore, there are also Flemish training cheques. Thus, employees may the half the cost of labour market-oriented training reimbursed, with a maximum of 250 euro (the employee pays 125 euro from your own pocket). the
When it comes to basic skills such as English, numeracy or ICT or a knelpuntopleiding, the own contribution is even gone completely. Who for a diploma of higher education, has a maximum amount of 500 euro instead of 250.
finally, there is the Flemish opleidingskrediet, focusing on the biggest bottlenecks on the labour market. Workers who thoroughly want to re-educate and intensive training should follow their career completely, half or one fifth interrupt. They receive, for a premium of the Flemish government , on the top of the federal support. the
The Flemish premium they get during the full duration of the course and is also increased, so that the total amount is higher than unemployment benefit. Depending on the personal situation goes over a rise from an average of $ 200 in the case of a career break of one-fifth, an increase of 365 euro with a full-time interruption.
"We have today and in the future every talent in our labour market is needed. Only by well-trained and well-motivated people, we can Flanders keep running", responds a satisfied minister Muyters. "This reform supports that ambition.” With the reform, is a total budget of 70 million euros.