The training cheque
Last modified:18 May 2021
Training cheques are a benefit provided to job seekers to facilitate their hiring or setting up as self-employed.
Training is paid for with these cheques which are designed to improve or expand their knowledge in their new position/activity. Training can be on topics ranging from construction, wood, industry, security, the environment, hospitality, services, secretarial, transport, sales, etc.
Jobseekers residing in Brussels and registered with Actiris. Holders of a voucher prior to their hiring OR setting up as full-time self-employed.
THE JOBSEEKER MUST MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
- not have received a diploma beyond higher secondary education (CESS);
- be registered with Actiris as a jobseeker and unemployed for at least two years;
- be 46 years old or older;
- be officially disabled.
THREE CONDITIONS MUST BE MET BY THE EMPLOYER AND THE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT PROPOSED TO THE JOBSEEKER:
- The operating headquarters must be in Brussels
- The contract must be permanent, and
- Minimum part-time.
The training cheque is 50% funded by Actiris, up to €2,250.
The balance is paid by the employer OR the future self-employed person.
The training cheque can be combined with language and ICT training cheques.
The choice of training courses - the content, number of hours and practical aspects - are decided jointly by the jobseeker, the new employer and a training centre or are defined in a training plan with the Actiris counsellor, if the person in question will be setting up as self-employed.
The jobseeker must request a voucher BEFORE setting up as self-employed or being hired. The voucher is available from Actiris.
The jobseeker will receive training cheques against the voucher with a completed training plan and of a copy of the employment contract or proof of self-employment status AFTER signing the employment contract OR setting up as self-employed.
Training must begin within 60 days of the issue of the vouchers and be completed within six months of hiring as a salaried employee or setting up as full-time self-employed.
For more information:
Tel: 02 800 42 42 & firstname.lastname@example.org