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Retraining

Retraining is an opportunity for people who, for example, have no chance of finding a job in their profession for health reasons or because of the situation on the labour market. Retraining is an adult-oriented shortened training. Retraining therefore has a shorter duration of training than initial training in the corresponding profession. Retraining may be authorised, inter alia, if the participant is suitable, there is no other possibility of integration into the labour market and there are realistic employment opportunities in the new training occupation. Those who have taken part in a vocational retraining can have their retraining certificate recognised.

Retraining can be done in a number of ways:

  • Individual retraining: Retraining is similar to initial training in the dual vocational training system. This refers to parallel training in the company (in which the practical activity is carried out) and vocational school.
  • Group retraining: Retraining takes place mainly in training workshops of training providers. In cases of vocational rehabilitation, retraining may also take place in vocational promotion organisations if this is necessary due to disability. Group retraining is rounded off by internships in companies.

The costs of retraining vary according to the type of retraining and are usually covered by a social security institution (e.g. employment agency, pension insurance, accident insurance) which authorises retraining. In addition to the costs of the course itself, retraining may be associated with further financial burdens for those affected. In order to cushion these and to secure a livelihood, there are also benefits from different institutions.
Each service provider provides all services in full in accordance with the law applicable to him, i.e. training costs and subsistence benefits:

  • Agency for Labour: In this case, if you complete a company retraining or retraining with a training provider, you will receive the so-called unemployment benefit for continuing vocational training. If you take part in a retraining course in a vocational promotion agency, you will receive a transitional allowance. If you incur considerable travel costs due to the distance to the new training centre, these can be reimbursed.
  • Accident insurance: If you need retraining due to an occupational disease or an accident at work, you will also receive a transitional allowance. This is paid to you by the accident insurance (competent professional association). In addition, you will be reimbursed for the costs of the courses and accommodation in a vocational training fund.
  • Pension insurance: If your earning capacity is at risk, the pension insurance institution checks whether benefits for participation in working life – career-promoting benefits – are likely to be successful. Here, too, you will receive transitional allowance and reimbursement of other necessary costs.
  • Retraining for people with disabilities: Special services are available for people with disabilities.

Who should I contact?

Contact the appropriate chamber. This can be e.g.:

  • the Chamber of Crafts for Vocational Training in Professions of the Crafts Code,
  • the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Vocational Training in Non-Craft Trades,
  • the Chamber of Agriculture for Vocational Training in Agricultural and Rural Household Farming,
  • the Chamber of Lawyers, Patent Attorneys and Notaries, as well as the Notary Fund for the Vocational Training of Specialists in the Administration of Justice,
  • the Chamber of Auditors and the Chamber of Tax Advisers for the Vocational Training of Specialists in Auditing and Tax Advice,
  • the Chamber of Physicians, Dentists, Veterinarians and Pharmacists for the Vocational Training of Specialists in the Health Professions.

Other responsibilities, e.g. for bodies in the field of public law as well as churches and other religious communities, are regulated by the Vocational Training Act (BBiG).

What else should I know?

Where the retraining regulations or the competent authority regulations provide for admission requirements, foreign educational qualifications and periods of professional activity abroad shall be taken into account.
Regulations for retraining tests are described under Retraining - Losing Exam.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Industrie- und Handelskammer Osnabrück-Emsland-Grafschaft Bentheim

Address: Neuer Graben 38 , 49074 Osnabrück

Telephone: 0541 353-0
Fax: 0541 353-122
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Data protection information

Gemeinde Rhede (Ems) - Ordnungsamt/Gewerbe/Feuerwehrwesen

Postal address: Post Office Box 1134

Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)

Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Transport Connection:
Parking:
Handicapped Parking Place: Number: 2, Fees: no
Parking Place: Number: 60, Fees: no
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE08266614940000164300
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE06266500010017000019
payment methods:
Sepa Credit Transfer, Bank Transfer, Cash Payment, Sepa Direct Debit, Paypal

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Herr Holger Knak
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Department:
Ordnungsamt, Sozialamt, Bürgeramt, Standesamt, Gewerbeamt
Room:
19
responsible for:

Landkreis Emsland

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

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