(FINALIST 2018) Subsidised education and training courses to help Viennese secure a fulfilling working life.

A fast-paced and competitive labour market requires employees to constantly improve and expand their skills. The waff education account aims to help everyone in Vienna achieve a secure and fulfilled working life. Individual subsidies for vocational training and further education help the employed or unemployed stem the cost of such classes. For example; to complete the equivalent of an apprenticeship or high school programme; to take additional courses, complementing existing skills; to renew or expand on previous training; or for language classes. All Viennese currently in employment are eligible for free advice on their individual options regarding education, training, job security and job mobility. An advisor from waff will accompany them through the entire process of research, decision-making and the application for financial support. All courses which are subsidised by waff are provided by organisations which carry a certificate of quality. For Viennese providers, waff operates the certification process. There is reciprocal recognition of all Austrian states’ certificates. In addition, waff provides an open access database, publishing comprehensive up-to-date information on upcoming courses across all fields in Vienna.

Project Owner

Renate Brauner

Former Executive City Councillor of Finance, Economic and International Affairs