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Low skilled workers will be able to improve their job prospects by accessing training and attaining certificates of experience (EVC), according to the Foundation of Training & Development for the Flex Industry (STOOF), following approval from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, reports abu.nl.
The purpose of the initiative is to provide unskilled temporary workers with a career pathway and re-train workers for jobs in the technical sector, thereby increasing their chances of finding a sustainable job. It is expected that the programme will support 1,350 temporary workers who have worked a wide variety of jobs or had periods of unemployment.
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment has approved the plans and provided €1.5 million in funding. The remaining €1.5 million will be sourced from within the staffing industry.
Lodewijk Asscher, Minister for Social Affairs and Employment commented: “It is important that temporary workers strengthen their positions through training. They have a better chance at a new job when their contract expires.”