State support programs for companies
Improve your opportunities in the market, create important competitive advantages and unleash innovative forces. Actively invest in the skills of your employees and secure the future of your company.
For example, it is worthwhile to further qualify your own employees with financial support from the Federal Employment Agency and the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.
The Act to Strengthen Opportunities for Qualification and for More Protection in Unemployment Insurance has been in force since January 1, 2019. Employees will, in principle, be given access to further training support, also irrespective of qualification, age and company size, if they have a need for further training as a result of digital structural change or are affected by structural change in some other way. The employer is also relieved of the burden of any work absences. You can find all the information here.
Subsidized German courses
The integration of foreigners legally residing in Germany on a permanent basis into the economic, cultural and social life in Germany is promoted.
To ensure faster integration in Germany, asylum seekers and tolerated individuals with good prospects of remaining have also been granted access to integration courses upon application since November 2015. Currently, asylum seekers from the following countries of origin can apply: Eritrea, Iraq, Iran, Somalia and Syria.
In addition to these groups of people, citizens of the European Union (EU), spouses, cohabitants or family members can apply to participate in the integration courses with financial support.
The language objective of the integration courses is CEFR level B1.
Parallel to or following the integration courses, job-related language and further qualification modules for job-seeking and employed migrants and refugees are funded. The national job-related German language support is made up of various modules that can be individually combined in a modular fashion and combine German language instruction with measures provided by the Federal Employment Agency.
Currently, job-related German courses with CEFR language goals A2, B1, B2, C1 as well as special modules for academic medical professions, non-academic medical and nursing professions and trade are funded.