Funded by the labour administration, labour market training is provided free of charge to the participants. This training is designed primarily for unemployed jobseekers and those over the age of 20 who are under the threat of becoming unemployed. On certain conditions, others including employed persons and those not included in the labour force can also participate in such training.
The objective of labour market training is to improve the participants’ chances of finding work. Therefore it is diverse and practical in nature and in most cases includes on-the-job learning.
Every year, thousands of courses are offered, covering over a hundred occupations. The labour administration procures labour market training from vocational adult education centres, other vocational education institutions, higher education institutions and private training providers.
Labour market training can also be preparatory, including training providing guidance towards an occupational field and improving jobsearch capacities, IT skills and language training for immigrants.
Labour market training also aims to promote the employment of the long-term unemployed, ageing and disabled and to prevent exclusion.
You should apply for labour market training via an employment office, which also performs student selection. You can also apply online. For the duration of labour market training, you can receive training allowance, which is equal to the unemployment allowance, or labour market subsidy.