Do you work at a municipality, region or municipal company but are wondering what the rest of your career has in store for you? Perhaps you would like counselling to advance in your career or guidance to navigate continuing education? Through our support services, you will have a coach to help you find the right path forward.
Our mission is to enable for everyone to grow and thrive at work. At the same time, the Swedish labour market is changing rapidly, which increases the need for employees to acquire skills necessary to meet the needs of tomorrow, and transition in their careers.
As an employee of a municipality, region or municipal company, you can receive career and academic advising during your employment to keep up with the changing market. You can also apply for several different types of study support.
The type of support you are entitled to depends on several factors, for example, what type of employment you have and how long you have been employed.
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Career and Academic counselling
Support can include initial skills assessment discussions, counselling, guidance and certification. The nature of the support is determined collaboratively between you as an employee and the Transition Fund.
Who qualifies for support?
Career and academic counselling are available to both permanent and temporary employees. You must provide confirmation that you have worked for a sufficient period of time, i.e., 12 of the last 24 months. You can do this by submitting the number of hours you have worked, or your earned amount of income. Our estimate is based on the number of months you worked an average of 16 hours or more per week within a calendar month, as well as the number of months you earned 25% of your income base amount.
You can receive support for up to one year after your application is accepted and as long as you remain employed in accordance with the Employment Protection Act.
If you have agreed to work fewer hours as an alternative to termination, you may be entitled to certain financial benefits.
There are several different types of study grants. One of these includes the transitional study support (omställningsstudiestöd), which is state-funded and managed by CSN. This type of grant can be provided for educational programmes that strengthen your future position in the labour market and meet labour market needs.
CSN is responsible for administrating the transitional study support. When you apply for this grant, the Transition Fund can make an assessment as to whether we believe that the educational programme you have applied for will in fact strengthen your position in the labour market.
Once you have applied for transitional study support through CSN, CSN will automatically forward your application to us, and we will issue a formal opinion. You do not need to have been accepted to the programme before applying for transition study support.
To apply for the transitional study support through CSN, you need to have had work as your main occupation for at least 8 of the last 14 years. Additionally, you need to have worked at least 12 of the last 24 months, where a month of work is defined as having worked at least 16 hours per week for the duration of the month. You can find the full list of conditions and learn more at csn.se.
Collectively agreed study grants
In addition to the transitional study support, there are several different types of study grants through the collective union agreement which the Transition Fund can offer: short-duration collectively agreed study grant, additional collectively agreed study grant and extended collectively agreed study grant.
The type of support you are entitled to as an employee depends on several factors. For example, what type of employment you have and how long you have been employed.
Short-duration study grant reimburses part of the loss of income while studying and corresponds to up to five days of full-time studies. Short-duration study grant can be given to you as either a permanent or temporary employee, provided that the programme strengthens your future position within the labour market and meets labour market needs.
Additional study grant reimburses part of the loss of income while studying when the transitional study support has been granted. The additional study grant can be paid concurrently with the transitional study support being paid by CSN.
If you are a permanent employee, you may receive additional study grant both during and after employment. If you are a temporary employee, however, you may only receive this assistance during employment.
Extended study grant reimburses part of the loss of income while studying over an extended period of time and can be granted if you are a permanent employee and have utilized all the additional study grant and the transitional study support. It is estimated together with CSN’s regular financial assistance (loans and grants).
Extended study grant requires that the educational programme not only strengthen your future position in the labour market but also strengthen the sector’s competence maintenance.
Step by step
- You apply on your own to the Transition Fund for career and academic counselling and skills support through the collective union agreement. You apply for the transitional study support at CSN’s website.
- With career and academic counselling, you work with a coach to go through your professional experience, your future goals and the steps required to achieve those goals. Using that information, you will create an individualised action plan and determine your course of actions.
- At this point, it might be time to begin your studies or apply for a new job! Or you may discover that you actually enjoy your current work situation and want to continue to grow in the role you already have.
- You have now reached your goal and strengthened your position in the labour market. You have developed tools to help advance your career and ensure an enriching and fulfilling work life.
Want to learn more?
To learn more about the criteria to be covered under the Skills and Transition Agreement, KOM-KR, and the financial benefits, send us an email to email@example.com, or call 08-452 79 98.