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The Belgian Skills Factory initiative is a government-supported programme aimed at improving the qualification of the workforce in the country. The programme was launched in 2019 with the aim of providing individuals with the skills needed to succeed in a changing labour market. With a focus on digital skills and the application of technology, the Skills Factory has quickly become one of the most important programmes for job seekers and employees.

The Skills Factory offers a wide range of training courses, from basic digital skills to advanced topics such as data analysis and artificial intelligence. These courses are designed to be accessible to people of all ages and skill levels, and are delivered in a variety of formats, including online, face-to-face and blended learning. In addition, the programme offers support to job seekers in the form of career guidance, mentoring and job placement services.

Get to know the programme

A key feature of Skills Factory is its collaboration with industry partners. The programme works closely with leading companies in a variety of sectors to ensure that  the skills and knowledge taught are relevant and up-to-date. This close collaboration also ensures that graduates of the programme have access to employment opportunities and can apply their newly acquired skills in the workplace.

Another important aspect of Skills Factory is the emphasis on innovation. The programme is designed to be flexible and adaptable, constantly evolving to keep up with the latest technological advances and industry trends.

Why is it a good practice?

The programme is designed to be flexible and adaptable, constantly evolving to keep up with the latest technological advances and industry trends. This means that those who participate in the programme will always be at the cutting edge of technology and be well prepared for the future job market.

The Skills Factory has already had a significant impact on the Belgian workforce, with thousands of people taking part in the programme. Feedback from participants has been extremely positive, with many saying they have gained valuable skills that have helped them in their careers. In addition, employers have indicated that employees who have participated in the programme are more productive and bring a new level of expertise to the workplace.

In conclusion, the Belgian Skills Factory initiative is a pioneering programme that contributes to improving the skills of the country's workforce. With its focus on digital skills, collaboration with industry partners and commitment to innovation, the Skills Factory ensures that individuals are well prepared for the future labour market. If you are a job seeker or an employee looking to upgrade your skills, the Skills Factory programme is well worth considering.

Good practice details

Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skill level
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) not further defined
Geographical sphere
National initiative
Type of funding