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A large number of initiatives and training courses for developing the digital skills of adults are available in our communities and regions. Here is a selection. Do not hesitate to use them!
Bruxelles Formation is the French-speaking public service for vocational training for the inhabitants of Brussels. With its partners, it offers vocational training for job seekers and retraining workers, including a wide range of general or specific training courses related to IT, office automation and ICT.
Address:Cité des métiers
Avenue de l'Astronomie 14
Phone.: +32 800 555 66
Partners specialized in digital technologies
- Socioprofessional integration organizations: CEFAID, C.F.2M, F.I.J, Service Emploi de Koelkelberg,…
- Local job centres: Mission locale d’Etterbeek, ML de Schaerbeek,…
- Social advancement: EPFC, Cours de promotion sociale Erasme,…
Dorifor is a platform managed by Bruxelles Formation containing different training courses for adults available in Brussels, including many general and specialized courses in computer science, office automation, internet, network management, etc.
Evoliris is the Professional ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) Reference Centre for the Brussels Capital Region.
Evoliris produces a catalogue containing a description of its many training courses.
Address:Rue de la Borne 14 A2
Tel.: +32 2 475 20 00
BeCentral is a digital training centre focusing on people with limited IT skills. Its aim is to make technological progress accessible to everyone.
Tel.: + 32 9 366 52 47
BeCode offers daytime training in digital technologies. Candidates are selected based on a test to assess their motivation and their interest in technologies.
MolenGeek is a coding college whose aim is to train young people in new digital professions, particularly web and mobile development.
Address:Place de la Minoterie 10
Tel.: +32 (0)2 880 99 50
Projet Ada promotes access to new information and communication technologies for women. Ada offers training, workshops and events linked to ICT.
Tel.: +32 (0)2 219 15 10
Interface 3 is an ongoing training centre for practical training that promotes access to IT professions for women. Interface 3 trains women as network and system administrators, webmasters and games or web application developers.
Address:Rue Gaucheret 88-90
Tel.: +32 (0)2 219 15 10
The COFTeN (Centre de Formation et d’Orientation aux Technologies Numériques, Training and Orientation Center for Digital Technologies), is a socio-professional integration organization that offers a 15 month training path (with a 3 month upgrade, a 7 week company internship and a post-training support) for low-skilled jobseekers, to teach them the IT-technician profession.
It also offers training of the same duration for the professions of administrative assistant and accountant’s assistant, where digital technologies are of paramount importance. The course can be followed without any prior skills in this area.
Address:Rue de l’Abondance 40
Phone: +32 2 219 91 12
Vormingplus offers various training possibilities and workshops for adults, including some about IT and new technologies. Courses are given during the day or in the evening in the 13 Vormingplus centres in Flanders and Brussels. Vormingplus gives you the opportunity to learn at your own pace.
Forem offers several training courses in different professional sectors including digital.
Consult the catalogue of IT and telecoms training courses.
Telephone: 0800 939 47
Technofutur TIC is a skills centre for information and communications technologies (ICT). It offers a wide range of in-person and remote training, summer internships and ICT-related events.
Consult the full course catalogue.
Address:Avenue Jean Mermoz 18
Tel.: +32 (0)71 25 49 60
Technobel is a skills centre offering training in information and communications technologies (ICT) professions. These courses are aimed at job-seekers, employees, personnel managers, teachers and students.
Consult the course catalogue.
Address:Allée des Artisans 19
Tel.: 0800 188 22
The VDAB website allows you to look for a job or training course, publish a CV and more.
The SYNTRA network has five training centres in 24 SYNTRA campuses. The many apprenticeship training courses available include PC technician, desktop publisher and home automation technician.
Tel.: +32 (0)2 227 63 93
Okra is a body for people aged 55 and over and often holds IT training courses in its 18 regional sites. Consult your nearest regional Okra centre for more information.
VIVO - Vlaams Instituut voor Vorming en Opleiding (Flemish Institute for Education and Training)
The non-profit organisation VIVO is the sector-based training institute for the Flemish non-commercial sector. It focuses on diversity, disadvantaged groups and feasible work, offering training courses for sheltered workshops so people can familiarise themselves with computer work.
Tel.: +32 (0)2 250 37 77
The non-profit organisation GroepINTRO organises training courses and other events. These courses are aimed at different groups, particularly job-seekers and asylum seekers. One of the courses offers an introduction to IT (PC, Word, email and internet) for people who have never worked with computers.
Address:Charles Parentéstraat 6
Tel.: +32 (0)2 242 85 43
The non-profit organisation Mentor aims to develop the skills of job-seekers and employees and also help employers to develop a sustainable career policy. One of its courses allows students to familiarise themselves with IT skills and use the internet.
Tel.: +32 (0)56 23 72 80
Mediacoach is a training for professionals working with children and young people who want to integrate media literacy into their own practice and organisation. On the one hand, the Mediacoach training programme offers a theoretical framework for starting with media literacy within one's own working environment. On the other hand, the focus of this training is mainly on implementing activities and practices related to the use of digital media.
The Arbeitsamt has three roles:
- the promotion of employment,
- the organisation of professional training,
- career guidance.
Address:Arbeitsamt der DG Quartum Center
Tel.: +32 (0)87 63 89 00
Adult education colleges and training centres
Training centres and colleges offer courses for adults (sometimes evening courses), some of which cover computer use. The target adult public may be senior citizens, people without qualifications, people who have never worked on a computer and those who have never used the internet.
The following two portals provide information on schools or training centres belonging to the Communities.
Municipalities offer introductions to IT, internet, etc. for their residents. For more information, consult your municipality's website or contact your municipal administration.
Businesses organise ICT training for their employees, either internally or through specialised training centres. These courses are aimed at ICT specialists as well as employees. Contact your company's human resources service for more information.
The above list of training courses is far from exhaustive. An internet search will reveal others.