The Employment Agency or the Job Centre can promote measures that are intended to support you in your occupational (re-)integration and improve your chances of integration into the labour market. These measures for activation and occupational integration have the following specific aims, to introduce you to the training and labour market and to identify, reduce or eliminate obstacles to your integration into the labour market, to place you in employment that is subject to compulsory insurance, to introduce you to self-employment, or to stabilise the start of employment. You can take part in measures with a sponsor or an employer. The Employment Agency or the Job Centre can commission providers to carry out the measures and allocate you a place to take part. However, you can also receive an activation and placement voucher from the Employment Agency or the Job Centre to register with a provider of your choice. The voucher contains details of the aim and content of the measure, which will be discussed and agreed with you in advance. The maximum possible duration of support depends on the objective of the measure and your individual support needs and is partly regulated by law. For example, measures can take place with an employer for a maximum of 6 weeks. If you are long-term unemployed or have special placement obstacles, you can participate for up to 12 weeks. The duration of the vocational training may not exceed 8 weeks. Longer qualifications or measures leading to a vocational qualification can be funded for adults through the promotion of further vocational training (education voucher). The employment agency or the job centre will inform and advise you about offers and funding opportunities. There is no legal entitlement to this support. Your employment agency or job centre decides whether and how much support you will receive.