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The House of Training has published its new programme of courses in Luxembourg. Here's what's new.
Delano: This year sees the introduction of 161 new courses at the Luxembourg House of Training. Which domains are covered in these new courses?
House of Training: Globally, our offer is structured into 19 training areas. Although the 161 new courses are spread over almost all areas, the largest number of new courses is to be found in “Entrepreneurship & Company Management”, “HoReCa”, “Personal Development” and “Marketing”. Half of the “Construction” offer is renewed every year, which explains the very large number of new training courses offered in this field.
In your experience, what have been the most sought-after courses in recent years and to what do you attribute this evolution?
Besides those offered in the context of regulated professions, the training courses offered for the broader financial sector (banks, investment funds, insurance, PFS) represent half of our registrations. There is indeed a very strong demand for courses related to regulation in the financial sector, such as “Fundamentals of Compliance”, “MiFID II Certification” and “Fight against Money Laundering”.
In which domains, if any, have you seen a decline in interest and to what do you attribute this development?
In general, we did not see a decrease in interest in a particular area. Within the training fields themselves however, the offer is continuously adapted when we notice that a course does not meet or no longer meets the learners' interest.
According to the latest brochure, English language courses account for 24% of training courses. How does this proportion compare to previous years and how do you see it evolving in the future?
In terms of languages, our offer reflects the situation on the Luxembourg labour market: almost three-quarters of the people working in companies are French-speaking, so it is logical that most of our courses are offered in French. However, this proportionality varies from one training field to another: in terms of courses offered for the financial sector, English occupies a much more important place, given the international nature of the financial centre.