By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The Workforce Development Agency of the Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced
Tuesday its plans to introduce 102 vocational training courses to offset the rising number of unpaid leaves this year, reports said Tuesday.
The MOL has allocated a special fund of NT$20 billion (around US$600 million) to help those currently on leave without pay, who are eligible to apply for training courses through the agency’s Taoyuan-Hsinchu-Miaoli regional branch.
“The agency also provides an hourly stipend of NT$120 for applicants interested in signing up for our courses,” Ting Yu-jen said, director of the regional branch.
Each applicant can apply for a maximum of 100 hours of training per month, with NT$12,000 of allowance, she said. [FULL STORY\