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Boosting Vocational Training Capabilities (3/2003)-EN

Encouraging and supporting lifelong learning as a strategic goal. This has led the Human Resource Development Authority (HRDA), to develop the “Training Infrastructure Support Scheme”.

Lifelong learning will be better served when companies invest in their own training capability. This should include both the system and mechanisms necessary for identifying training needs and the appropriate learning activities to meet them. As many companies, especially smaller ones, cannot cater for their own needs, the new scheme also targets training Institutions that cater for needs, which will not be covered through company in-house training.

The HRDA sees this scheme as one pillar of a comprehensive four-pillar approach to boost the demand for, and supply of, training, and the recognition of learning and competencies. Its aim is to encourage enterprises and training Institutions to create new or upgrade existing, training capacity in order to meet priority training needs. Other pillars are the HR Consultancy and the Training Support Schemes and the System of Vocational Qualifications. The scheme provides financial support for training equipment (e.g. machinery, tools, ICTs ), the development or purchase of training material and teaching aids and the training of trainers and managers of training centres.

Enterprises and training Institutions are encouraged to include modern information and communication technologies in their proposals. The financial support on offer covers 45% of costs in the case of enterprises and 30% in the case of training Institutions .

The criteria for assessing the proposals include:


  •  the viability of the proposal.
  • the training needs that will be satisfied.
  • the quality of training that will be provided.
  • the location of the proposed centre.
  • the utilisation of the proposed training facilities.
  • the existence of training facilities covering similar needs in the same geographical location

 In order to stimulate companies and training Institutions not only to develop, but also to utilise, their training facilities on a systematic basis, the HRDA requires that any training centre developed under this scheme should be utilised for a minimum duration of training per year, for a period of three consecutive years. If an organisation fails to meet these minimum requirements, the total subsidy will be reimbursed to the HRDA.

The response from enterprises and training Institutions is, to date, very encouraging. In order to sustain continuous training activity, the assisted organisations will have to introduce planning and control mechanisms and improve their HR practices

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Adoption of the first National Youth Strategy for Cyprus (1/2017)
Vocational Skills Week Events in Cyprus (4/2016)
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Identification of blue skill needs in the Cyprus economy 2016-26 (2/2016)
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Evaluation of the Impact of Activities of the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (12/2014)
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Monica Ioannou-Andreou

Human Resource Development Authority (HRDA)
P.O. Box: 25431
1392 Nicosia



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