Qualification Opportunities Act

How can you benefit from the Qualification Opportunities Act?

Boost your training budget​

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.​

Push for new skill profiles​

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?

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Who receives funding?

Improved funding​

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.

Education grants

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.​

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.

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.

What is supported?

The funding opportunities refer to an adjustment qualification according to the Qualification Opportunities Act §82 SGB III.

  • Up to 100% of trainings costs covered
  • Up to 100% for employees aged 45 and over or with severe disabilities
  • Up to 75% workers’ compensation allowance for employees
  • 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
  • Up to 50% of trainings costs covered
  • Up to 100% for employees aged 45 and over or with severe disabilities
  • Up to 50% workers’ compensation allowance for employees
  • 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
  • Up to 25% of trainings costs covered
  • Up to 25% workers’ compensation allowance for employees
  • 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
  • Up to 15% of trainings costs covered
  • Up to 20 % for company agreements and collective agreements with qualification elements
  • Up to 15% workers’ compensation allowance for employees
  • 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.

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Subsidized 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.

 

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