In Austria a training guarantee programme is giving young people the skills and openings they need for jobs
In the Austrian province of Burgenland some 195 young people have already completed courses to train for the jobs they want: such as office administrators, hairdressers or chefs. These opportunities are part of the national ‘Training Guarantee’ which is supported by the ESF. In addition to the courses, apprenticeships are available for young people who have not found one, or a job, after completing their education.
The courses are given by the WIFI training organisation and, according to provincial councilor Peter Rezar, the aim is to spend €9.6 million on the initiative over the 2013-2014 period. So far, of those who have completed a training course, some 40% have found an apprenticeship in a company.