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Vocational training

Vocational training is essential to stimulate the job market. Explore the numerous options on offer in the Brussels-Capital Region
From retraining to permanent education, vocational training is a wide-ranging field that targets employees, jobseekers and employers in the Brussels-Capital Region.

For employees and jobseekers

If you are an employee or a jobseeker in Brussels looking to enhance your skills or take your career in a new direction, a whole host of organisations run vocational training courses in the Region.

The Missions Locales pour l'emploi (local job centres) also offer innovative courses in response to shortages in certain sectors. This type of course, which generally target low-skilled workers, is part of a drive to catch up with demand in the Brussels-Capital Region.

For the self-employed and SMEs

Alternating education allows the self-employed and managers and employees of SMEs and micro enterprises to follow courses and improve their skills in many different fields.

Professionals in the Brussels-Capital Region can access various courses to gain new qualifications or improve their knowledge and skills, including those who wish to start their own business.

Whether you are a jobseeker, an employee, a self-employed or a manager, you can find the appropriate training course in the section Continuing education of this website.

For employers

There is a large range of support measures and grants for businesses in the field of training. For details of staff training organisations and information on assistance, see the Training staff page elsewhere on this website.

Actiris contributes to in-company training through:

Jobseekers registered at Actiris can improve their opportunities by following an in-house course at a business. At the end of the FPI, the business is obliged to hire the candidate for a period at least equal to the duration of the training.

  • Three training support cheques (FR/NL):
    • Language job cheques: funding for language courses
    • ICT job cheques: funding for ICT courses
    • Training cheques: part funding for supplementary training in various sectors