At the "100 Years of Life Concept Conference" held at the Prime Minister's Office, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe instructed the relevant ministers to expand the system to reduce the burden on students in order to popularize re-learning (recurrent education) for working adults.In the direction of expanding the subsidy system utilizing the labor insurance special account, which is the financial source of unemployment insurance, we will support human resources who acquire new skills and change jobs or return to work from childcare or long-term care.

 A national budget of about 2,700 billion yen is allocated to recurrent education for working adults using the labor insurance special account every year.It subsidizes the cost of attending vocational training courses designated by the government, and aims to expand the scope of this subsidy and raise the subsidy rate to make it even easier to use.
The government envisions the acquisition of basic IT-related skills and the development of advanced human resources as targets for expansion, and will consider more than 10 patterns such as courses for languages, engineers, and women returning to work.

 In addition, Prime Minister Abe will promote industry-academia collaboration between universities and companies, and while universities will formulate practical educational programs that meet the needs of industry, companies will develop educational human resources and send them to universities to expand mid-career recruitment. I also asked for it.

 Recurrent education is part of the Abe Cabinet's signboard policy, "Human Development Revolution," and the policy is to incorporate future considerations into the basic concept of summarizing by summer.At the meeting, Prime Minister Abe said, "Recurrent education is the key to promoting the productivity revolution. We must improve vocational ability through recurrent education and create a society that leads to career advancement and career change."

reference:[Prime Minister's Office] 100-year life concept meeting

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