Career development grants
Career development training considerably increases workers’ chances of earning a higher salary, having a professional career and becoming an executive. Typical examples of career development are courses to become a master craftsperson, business management specialist, technician or early childhood educator. More than 700 other equivalent training courses are funded under the Upgrading Training Assistance Act (AFBG). Learners receive a grant for their course and exam fees and the cost of building a work for official examination, the "masterpiece", whatever their financial situation. Learners on a full-time course also benefit from a sum paid towards their cost of living.