The objective of labour market training is to provide the knowledge and skills needed to secure employment. You can participate in training if you and your consultant come to the conclusion that you need to gain new or improve existing knowledge and skills in order to secure employment.
Labour market training is provided to those who are seeking work or registered with the Unemployment Insurance Fund as
- a jobseeker with a notice of dismissal; or
- a jobseeker of retirement age who is not employed.
Labour market training
- may last from one day up to one year
- takes place in Estonia
- is organised on the premises of the trainer or as distance training in the form of e-learning
The training that takes place on the premises of the trainer may cover both theory and practice. The participants taking part in training practice are not paid any remuneration. The training is usually conducted in groups.
E-learning, or distance learning, takes place in an online learning environment used for communication between the trainer and trainees, the submission of homework and sharing guidance materials. The Unemployment Insurance Fund provides e-learning which includes the submission of independent assignments and trainer’s feedback.
You and your consultant assess and analyse the need for training together. If you come to the conclusion that training is necessary, you agree on which areas and which level of training you need in order to secure employment.
Once your need for training is assessed as reasonable, your consultant informs you whether
- you will be referred to training already ordered by the Unemployment Insurance Fund; or
- by using a training card, you can select the necessary course from among all of the training courses open to everyone provided by trainers who have the authorisation of the fund; or
- the kind of training which meets your needs is ordered.
Once we have ordered the appropriate training, you will be notified of its commencement. Training usually takes place in groups of 6-12 members. The content of professional training is planned taking into account the requirements of employers and the terms and conditions set out in the professional qualification standards. The study materials of the training are free of charge and remain at your disposal after the training has ended.
If we agree on the use of a training card but you cannot find suitable training among the open training courses provided by trainers who have the authorisation of the fund, we can order training specially. The ordering process of training can take up to two months.
Participation in training is agreed on in the individual job search plan. Once you are referred to training, you assume all of the rights and obligations of a participant.