STAP training course suspended pending review to deter system abuse


The government will not start applying for 1,000 euros worth of job-related training, which was planned in January, as the rules need to be tightened, said Minister of Social Affairs Karien van Genyip and Minister of Education Dennis Wiersma, parliamentarians. told to

The minister said the rules covering the types of courses funded through the STAP program need to be amended to discourage potential abuse and those who get funding to do meaningless courses. I was. A fixed number of locations is also brought for each course.

For example, RTL Nieuws reported last year that one course that received government funding was a two-day “discover yourself” trip to Amsterdam, Antwerp and Paris.

Ministers said they were also considering the idea of ​​focusing budgets on sectors and trade that are severely understaffed, such as health care, education, IT and technology research.

At least 200,000 people have already benefited from STAP training courses. About 3,500 different courses offered by 200 providers are currently under consideration.

The next call for applications will start at the end of February.

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