Syntra West is a not for profit organisation set up in
1960 which is providing 3,5 million training hours every year for about 55,000
trainees. We are working with 2,000 part
Our target groups are company managers, senior staff
and employees of small and medium
The offer is made up of short term and long term training sessions, initiation, rush courses, broken down into 4 groups:
n Technical training sessions in 200 professions
n Management training
n IT training
n Specific language courses in which we are mostly working with native speakers as trainers. We also developed our own training and didactical material.
Also for professional and specialised tuition, individual training and follow opportunities are available.
There are three levels of training:
learning a trade on
training: business economy and business techniques for self
training and upgrading: short term training sessions for established self
Syntra West is acknowledged for receiving training cheques and is ISO 9001-certified. The departments Management and Informatics are also Q*For-certified.
2. Project experience
At the moment, the 3 Project Managers of Syntra West are co-ordinating about 20 projects with a national, European, bilateral or international character.
2 kinds of projects:
* On the one hand, Syntra West is developing and is
co-ordinating projects focused on the transfer of know-how. This is the case
for the co-operation with South-Africa and
* On the other hand, we are realising projects with a high degree of innovation: new methodologies, tools and training modules which are used in the daily working of our institute.
We received the title ‘ESF Ambassador 2005’, for our developed tool to detect the competences of SME-workers.