Credit: House of Training

The House of Training has published its 2020 training catalogue, which is based on an even more customisable approach to lifelong learning than previous editions.

Since its creation in 2015, the House of Training has been supporting companies and individuals in their desire to evolve through continuous professional training. With some 23,000 registrations a year and more than 850 courses, the House of Training is a key player for companies that set up training plans aimed at developing the skills and knowledge of their managers and employees. The challenges and demands of continuing vocational training have changed in the face of societal and economic changes. Developing the skills of employees at the same pace as such changes is a major challenge that the House of Training proposes to tackle together with its partners.

By setting up an "ecosystem" at the service of lifelong learning, involving stakeholders such as companies, professional associations, students and academic partners, the House of Training wanted everyone to be able to contribute to the creation of beneficial learning experiences that help develop the skills needed to support the development of the Luxembourg economy.

The 2020 catalogue and the digital tools that come with it are the tangible result of this approach. In order to facilitate the implementation of personal continuing professional development courses, the House of Training provides information and administrative and operational infrastructures allowing the acquisition of skills within the framework of a customisable curriculum which applies to individual training and certifying training courses, and even degrees.

In addition, in order to facilitate the identification of the appropriate training sessions and to build a professional development plan, the 2020 catalogue and the website offer different entry points to make this selection within the wide range of training possibilities currently offered. It is now possible for users to base their research on a specific sector of activity, professional profile or theme.

Indeed, the professional profile approach is considered the biggest addition to the catalogue. The profile is directly related to the activity of companies and the personal situation of any manager and employee of a company; 63 professional profiles have been identified with stakeholders in the 20 training areas that should guide companies or individuals in their selection. For each of these profiles, blocks of key competencies were selected and adequate training to acquire these skills in a logic of progression over time and qualification were identified. Since not all training can be linked to professional profiles, each of the training areas includes a series of "themes" grouping together all the training relevant to this area of ​​activity. The generic courses offered as part of this approach can also be tailored to the specific needs of a company.

Asked about the concrete way in which this approach is implemented, Luc Henzig, CEO of House of Training, explained: "For the financial sector, we have defined the profiles of this sector with the ABBL and ALFI, such as the relationship manager or the depositary agent. With Horesca and the Ecole d’Hôtellerie et de Tourisme (EHTL), these are, for example, the kitchen or room service collaborator and, for the field of personal development, the collaborator, the team manager and the manager".

This approach has been paired with digital tools to help users explore the offer and facilitate the management of the training process. Beyond its website, the House of Training provides each learner with a dedicated space that allows them to manage their training course from A to Z. Companies, meanwhile, have a dedicated space to manage the training of their employees, or even, on request, a dedicated portal to consolidate their specific training offer.

This lifelong learning ecosystem and the resulting 2020 catalogue are the result of regular exchanges with companies in the various activity sectors and close collaboration with the relevant professional federations and associations to identify training needs and develop the training to be offered. To deliver these training courses, expert trainers, and in some cases national and international academic partners, offer their knowledge and know-how and bring innovative elements from their applied academic research and work.

The House of Training will continue to develop its consultancy approach to continuing vocational training by working with stakeholders to propose new professional profiles, by developing its e-learning offer to meet the needs of flexible training and refining its interaction tools with companies and learners to support the training effort.

The 2020 catalogue can be downloaded from