As part of the Social Orientation training course, persons integrating become acquainted with Flemish and Belgian society. Part of this training course is aimed at very practical things such as: How do I use public transport, Where do I find healthcare? What care and educational facilities are open to my children?...
As part of the integration programme, persons integrating are taught the basics of Dutch. In order to determine which type of training course is best suited the Welcome Office calls on the advice of the House of Dutch.
The aim of Career Orientation is to support the person integrating in making or learning how to make choices to lend further shape to his professional career. This is supported by VDAB, the Flemish Public Employment Service.
A programme counselor for each person
From the very outset of the integration programme, each person is assigned a programme counselor who is on hand to guide them on their way to completing the integration programme. The type of integration programme someone is in is laid down in an integration contract. The contract specifies which components of the programme the person will be taking and where and when the training course will be held. In doing so, the Welcome Office takes full account of the learning needs of the person integrating, and of the recommendations put forward by the House of Dutch and by VDAB.