How to finance an education in Switzerland?

Training is essential for developing the skills needed to accelerate one’s professional career. For the manager, it is a productivity tool that enables employees to adapt to technological developments and market requirements. To meet these needs, ITTA offers a development plan and curricula to improve the performance of workers over the long term.

However, many employees wishing to attend external training courses are sometimes blocked by a lack of funding. This is why we have established partnerships with various organisations in Switzerland. These arrangements allow you to finance and follow part or all of your training course. Discover in this file “how to finance your training in Switzerland”.

What funding is available for temporary worker training?

ITTA offers subsidised further training for temporary workers subject to the Service Hire collective agreement. To date, there are more than 360,000 temporary workers in Switzerland, most of whom express a need for certified training. If you lack the means to finance your training in Switzerland while working, we have the solution.

How to finance a vocational training course?

You can benefit from a grant from the continuing education fund for temporary workers: Temptraining. This subsidy covers all training that enables temporary workers to acquire additional skills in their job.

The training courses subsidised by Temptraining allow you to progress in your activities and guarantee you a stable professional future. ITTA can help you finance continuing education through its partnership with Temptraining. We will accompany you through the entire process of preparing and submitting your application.

But to qualify, you must work for an employer who is subject to the Collective Labour Agreement (CCT) for Service Hire. Contact us today to find out if you are eligible for this assistance and to find out how to apply for reimbursement.

The financing of training for employees, individuals and the self-employed in the canton of Geneva

ITTA’s training offers also concern individuals, employees, job applicants and self-employed professionals in the canton of Geneva. The latter generally need financing to pay for their training. If you are in this situation, there are solutions to facilitate your access to these courses.

Do you have one of these statuses and are you wondering how to finance your training in Switzerland?

The Chèques Annuels de Formations de l’État de Genève (CAF) are an excellent alternative for you. This cheque allows you to pay for part or all of a course that is useful on a professional level, consult the training courses available at ITTA that are eligible for the training cheque. In fact, ITTA accepts training cheques from the State of Geneva (CAF). If you lack the means to follow one of our training courses, these training cheques will be of great use to you. They are part of the law on continuing education of 1 January 2001 and are intended for adults who wish to improve their professional skills.

To finance a training course in Switzerland with the Chèques Annuels de Formations of the State of Geneva :

  1. First of all, you have to meet the conditions for obtaining it.
  2. You must submit the application before the course starts.
  3. You will then have to complete your application with the additional documents required by the system.

It is therefore important to be aware of the eligibility requirements before you apply for an annual training voucher. Otherwise, you risk having your application rejected.

For job applicants registered with unemployment insurance

We offer a number of training courses designed to strengthen the skills of job applicants registered with the unemployment insurance scheme. These different training courses are part of the Labour Market Measures (MMT), approved by the Cantonal Employment Office (OCE) of the Canton of Geneva and the Employment Service (SDE) of the Canton of Vaud.Our training offer is divided into 4 different themes:

  • IT & Development
  • Office & Collaborative Tools
  • Management & Soft skills
  • Multimedia & Digital marketing

All training courses in the MMT catalogue are available to your personnel advisor. He or she is responsible for processing and validating your application or registration.

The first step to benefit from these courses is to contact your advisor. He or she will also be able to help you put together and submit your application for funding. Of course, you must be registered with the unemployment insurance scheme to have access to these various training courses.

Your professional and personal situation plays an important role

The different funding options listed above are not available to all applicants. They are reserved for people whose professional and personal situation meets specific criteria. You must therefore meet these requirements before submitting your application. If you do not, your application may be rejected. Whether it is for the financing of a training course for managers or employees, do not hesitate to contact us for any further information. Our team will be happy to provide you with all the information you need to finance your training. We are also at your disposal to answer any questions you may have about our training courses…

Our certification training offer

Whether you are a manager or an employee, you are bound to find the professional training you need in our 4 catalogues of internationally recognised training courses and certifications. If you have difficulties, use the search engine to easily find what you are looking for.

Once your internal or external training needs have been identified and your registration validated, you will receive quality training from one of our training consultants who will answer all your questions and problems. You can choose between several learning formats: face-to-face training, distance learning or e-learning.

You can now identify the financing method that best suits your professional and personal situation in order to finance your training in Switzerland. Our team of experts is also available to accompany you from the need to finance your training.

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ITTA is the leader in IT training and project management solutions and services in French-speaking Switzerland.

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