Funding and Subsidy Opportunities: A Guide to Affording Your Retraining Program

Are you looking for an exciting new career in Data? Look no further than Techionista Academy. We offer a wide selection of training programs ranging from data engineering, data science, and artificial intelligence to data analysis. Together with Microsoft, we organize these 100% online courses that get you ready for a job in tech.

After following our programs, you will be ready for a new career as a Data Analyst, a Data & AI consultant, a Machine Learning Engineer, or a Data Engineer. Our program durations vary from 2 to 10 weeks full-time.

Getting excited to start your retraining journey yet?

But what if you’re concerned about the cost of the program? Fear not: Tere are many funding and subsidy opportunities available to help you on your journey toward your new career in tech. 

In this blog, we’ll go through the different options that you can consider before joining the track:.

1. DigiPower Green Deal

If you’re in North Brabant or pondering a move or job there, a free training is possible! Take advantage of the DigiPower ‘Green Deal’ subsidy today. With support from the EU, Just Transition Fund, CA-ICT, and the province of North Brabant, eligible candidates can follow a free Data & AI training course at Techionista Academy. Make sure you’re eligible by reading the details on our DigiPower Green Deal Page. Focused on fostering career transitions in North Brabant region, the subsidy requires a commitment in the region.

2. TechMeUp 

TechMeUp offers interest-free loans to talented individuals who cannot afford to pay for their training programs. If you are interested in applying for a loan, visit their website to learn more about their application process and eligibility requirements.

3. Regionale Mobiliteitsteams

If you live in the Netherlands, Regionale Mobiliteitsteams (RMT) in your area can help you pay for your training program. RMTs may be willing to pay (a part of) your personal contribution (the amount you pay before the training starts), depending on your circumstances. To find your RMT and get in touch with them, visit the RMT website.

4. UWV Training Budget

If you are currently receiving benefits from UWV, they may be able to help you pay for your training program through their training budget. You may be eligible for this budget if you are unemployed or if you are going to lose your current job within four months. To learn more about the possibilities and how to apply, contact your Work Advisor at UWV and register without obligation. We will also discuss this procedure during your intake call. 

5. Employer-Paid Training

Don’t forget to consider your current or potential future employer as a potential source of funding for your retraining program. Many employers are willing to pay for the training of their employees as it helps to improve their skills and ultimately benefits the organization. If you’ve already signed up for the program, Techionista Academy will make your profile visible to their partners, which may lead to a job offer that includes payment for your training costs!

Unfortunately, the Dutch Government’s STAP Budget can no longer be used at our Academy!

In a nutshell, our Microsoft-certified courses are an excellent way to level up your hard skills and soft skills and to kickstart your career in the tech industry. So, if you’re ready to take the leap to a fulfilling tech career, don’t miss out on this opportunity! Sign up without obligation to one of our courses and we will invite you for a 1-on-1 call to answer all your questions, and to provide you with all the information you need to get your retraining journey started!