40,000 complete 8-week IT retraining course

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More than 40,000 people completed the eight-week free IT training launched as part of the economic protection action plan. 

Some 1,076 people also took part in programming training based on that course, Secretary of State György László of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology said at a press conference in Budapest, according to profitline.hu. More than 1,000 people have thus retrained as programmers. 

László added that 97% of the students who studied programming passed the exam, and three-quarters of them were already in the labor market. Among those retraining were shop assistants, lawyers, interpreters, couriers, and teachers. 

The average age of the students was 39 years old, which, according to László, means that it is never too late to learn a new profession.

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