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Training programmes supported


Lisatud 21.03.2017 | Uuendatud 05.05.2021

If you cannot continue in your current position due to your health status, you can choose a training programme that helps you to remain employed.

If your Estonian language skills are insufficient for occupational development and your annual income in previous year was less than 17 292 euros, you can participate in A1 level Estonian language courses or in courses that prepare you for Estonian language examination. Please note that only licensed trainers can arrange preparatory courses for the level exams A2-C1.

If you do not have vocational or higher education or you are over 50 years of age and your annual income in previous year was less than 17 292 euros, you can participate in:

  • all computer related training programmes (e.g. basic computer skills trainings, courses for a specific programme etc.);
  • labour market training which supports employment in the professions in which there is a growing need for workers and the demand for workforce exceeds supply according to the OSKA applied research surveys on sectoral needs for labour and skills conducted by the Estonian Qualifications Authority.

If you work in oil shale mining company operating in Ida-Virumaa or in the company that belongs to same oil shale manufacturing group or machinery maintaining company of the same group you can participate in all the above trainings.

Supported basic occupations can be found in the table below. The following areas will be added according to OSKA studies.


Supported professions

(the main professions in which there is a growing need for workers and the demand for workforce exceeds supply)

Information and communication technology 

  • ICT-competent executives
  • electronics engineers
  • software analysts and architects
  • software developers
  • ICT systems analysts and architects
  • ICT systems developers and managers
  • telecommunications engineers
  • electronics technicians
  • manufacturing operators (including assembly and wire-binding assembly operators)

Forestry and timber industry

  • harvester operators
  • forwarder operators
  • timber lorry and chipper drivers
  • production managers
  • timber structure designers
  • product developers
  • furniture technologists, technical drawers
  • production equipment technicians
  • builders and manufacturers of wooden houses (including hand-crafted log houses), timber construction builders
  • CNC bench operators
  • line operators


  • financial controllers, accounting analysts, development managers

Social work

  • care workers
  • support workers
  • client worker for people with mental health problems

Metal and engineering industry

  • engineers (technology; production systems, CAD/CAM, product development, mechatronics, mechanics, maintenance, ship, welding, prototyping, quality, production et al.)
  • maintenance technicians and mechatronics engineers
  • supply managers
  • production managers
Chemical, rubber, plastic and building material industry
  • industrial engineers
  • industrial machinery and machinery mechanics
  • industrial equipment and machinery installers
  • CNC Machine Tool setters and operators
Energy and mining 
  • mining engineers
  • electrical and energy engineers
  • industrial engineers
  • energy and electrical engineering technicians, Manufacturing Operators and Managers
  • electricians
  • mechanics and locksmiths


  • care workers
  • nurses
  • pharmacists


  • building automation technicians
  • engineers
  • roofers
  • builders of constructions (builders of wooden structures, construction carpenters)
  • work managers
  • water system and indoor climate technicians

The agriculture and food industry

  • service technicians and mechatronics
  • industrial engineers

Transport, logistics, sales and repair of motor vehicles

  • shipping electrical engineers
  • transportation and logistics manager, specialists
Personnel, administrative work and business consultation
  • medical secretary
  • career services specialists
Apparel, textile and leather industry
  • engineers
  • technicians
  • constructors
  • technologists
Education and research
  • speech therapists
  • special educators
Accommodation, catering and tourism
  • chefs


The culture and creative industries

  • sound technicians
  • lighting technicians
  • video technicians
  • sound technologists
  • audiovisual technicians and support specialists


Water, Waste and Environmental Management

  • water supply and sewerage engineers
  • water treatment operators
  • water system and sewer technicians in water management
  • waste management machine and bench operators
  • hydrologists

Real Estate Services and Facility Maintenance

  • facilities managers and technical facilities managers
  • real estate managers
  • facility servicemen
  • cleaning managers

Internal Security
  • security and fire protection systems installers
  • fire safety specialists
Financial sector
  • risk managers
  • anti-money laundering (AML) specialists
  • compliance officers
  • know your customer (KYC) experts
  • customer support specialists
  • analysts
  • product owners
  • product managers
Did you know ...
the main professions are jobs that resemble one another and require similar vocational skills and education. The Unemployment Insurance Fund supports study programmes for professions in which there is a growing need for workers and where the demand for qualified workforce exceeds supply. The Unemployment Insurance Fund does not support professions for which the education system already provides a sufficient number of workers.


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