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Qualification Opportunities Act
As a company and employee, you can benefit from the Federal Employment Agency's offensive to qualify employees and prepare for the working world 4.0
How can you benefit from the Qualification Opportunities Act?
Boost your training budget
Push for new skill profiles
Training courses are often relatively expensive. The Federal Employment Agency's “Qualification Offensive” gives you the chance to prepare your employees for the digital world of work and to increase employee satisfaction. You will receive financial support to develop your employees’ skills and equip yourself for structural change with subsidized further training or retraining. This funding encourages you to invest in your existing employees in the long term.
The Qualification Opportunities Act came into force on 1 January 2019 as part of the German Government's "Qualification Offensive" and replaced the previous “WeGebAU” program (training for low-skilled and employed older workers in companies). With the increase in state subsidies and the group of people eligible for subsidies growing, the German Government is strengthening employees to prepare for new requirements and skills on the job market for the first time. A new component of the law is the right to further education guidance. Employers turn to the Employer Service (AGS) and employees to their respective employment agency or job center.
What are the benefits for you?
Payment of up to 100% of training costs
Subsidies on wages of up to 75%
Qualifications for existing staff
Increase in employee satisfaction
Right to further education advice
Free brochure with tips & tricks
Download our free brochure on our funded training and retraining courses now.
Employees - regardless of qualification, age and company size
Employees who want to reorient or develop themselves within the company
Employees who are particularly affected by structural change
People in so-called bottleneck occupations where there is a shortage of skilled workers
What is supported?
The funding opportunities refer to an adjustment qualification according to the Qualification Opportunities Act §82 SGB III.
up to 100 %
up to 50 %
up to 25 %
up to 15 %
Training costs covered
Up to 20 % for company agreements and collective agreements with qualification elements
up to 100 % for employees aged 45 and over or with severe disabilities
up to 75 %
up to 50 %
up to 25 %
up to 15 %
Workers' compensation allowance
up to 100 % in the case of missing vocational qualification and vocational qualification-related further training, e.g. partial qualification or preparation for an external examination.
Within the framework of the "Work of Tomorrow Act", which came into force on 29 May 2020, simplified application and approval procedures are planned to further improve further training support for employees. For 2021, it is planned to be able to apply for funding benefits for a larger number of employees also as a collective application to the Federal Employment Agency.
From 1 October 2020, a transformation subsidy will also apply, which will make it possible to increase the subsidy for further education costs as well as wage cost subsidies for all company sizes under certain conditions:
+5 % if company agreements or collective agreements are in place
+20 % if at least 10 % of the employees are not expected to meet the company's requirements or no longer meet them in part and a qualification plan is drawn up
Take the opportunity now and prepare your company and your employees for the digital future.
Subsidised training, step by step
StackFuel is the perfect partner for you. We specialize in digital training and retraining programmes for data analytics, data science and artificial intelligence. Our courses are certified according to AZAV and ZFU and therefore eligible for funding. Take the opportunity now and prepare your company and your employees for the digital future.
Look for a certified training provider, such as StackFuel, that meets the requirements.
Determine the training needs in your company.
Check that the employees concerned are willing to do a training course.
Coordinate the support with the Employment Agency’s Employer Service and submit an application.
Decide on strategic further education and retraining with your employees.
Take advantage of the funding provided by the Qualification Opportunities Act and cut costs.
Benefit from highly qualified and motivated employees.
These companies rely on us
"The flexible and user-friendly course has completely changed my view of complex data structures. Thanks to the sustainable and well thought-out learning concept, as well as the seamless application of the course content in the coding environment, I can now implement the skills I learned in my day-to-day work in test automation and process data more easily and efficiently."
Jenny Lindenau – Technical Manager for Test Management