The market is always changing. In order to grow and survive as a company, you want to be able to respond to these changes. But what if you or your employees lack the knowledge and skills? Time to consider retraining or further training. The government offers various schemes and subsidies for this purpose.
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Why retraining or further training?Retraining or further training can be a solution in, for example, the following situations:
- You need professionals who are trained in, for example, technology, IT, or healthcare. But you get little or no response to your vacancies. You do employ people who are open to doing other work, but do not yet have the knowledge. Or you know job seekers who are motivated, but do not have the right education. A retraining program can offer a solution.
- There is increasingly less demand for the work that some of your employees do. For example, through digitisation. Or an employee can no longer do their current job due to an accident or illness. You can offer these employees new opportunities through retraining. Either inside or outside your company.
- As a self-employed professional, you get too little income from your current work. You do see opportunities in other activities. You only lack the right knowledge and skills for those. Through retraining you can change your core activities and make your business profitable again.
See which retraining schemes are available to youThe government finds it important for companies and employees to continue developing. That is why it helps with subsidies, loans, free online training, and tax benefits. You can make use of the following schemes:
1. Subsidy for retraining for promising professions in ICT and technology
Within IT and technology various professions are in high demand. To train employees in these fields, you can make use of the subsidy scheme retraining for ICT and technology. You can use this subsidy for the retraining of existing or new employees. You can apply for an amount of €3750 per employee.