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.
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.
Centres de Référence
The Centres de Référence in the Brussels Region should improve the training offer in certain sectors of activity to make them more responsive to the needs of business.
Actiris contributes to in-company training through:
- The Formation Professionnelle Individuelle en entreprise (FR/NL) (FPI, individual in-company vocational training scheme)
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