BILDUNGSSCHECK NRW (educational vouchers by the federal state NRW)
Government aid in NRW for professional qualification/further education for people uncertain perspectives at the job market
Background and source of funds and aims of support
The voucher gives employees and companies a grant of up to 500,-€/person or 50 per cent of the costs for the further education maximum. The federal state government of NRW finances the funds with the help of the European Social Fund (ESF) while the other half of the costs are borne by the companies or employees (individual approach). Selected help-desks give advice on choosing the appropriate educational programmes and issue the voucher.
The following educational programmes are funded: programmes supporting professional qualification resp. vocational training conveying specialist competences and key competence - as language courses do. Excluded from funding are qualifications only related to the job as for example trainings for product launches.
Public servants are excluded from the funds.