Vocational Training

Dual and formal education remain a key path to the job market. A better effort must be made to reach underrepresented target groups.


Vocational training prepares people young and old directly for the job market. Whether in the form of dual education or a (full-time) course of formal study, its purpose is to provide the foundation for the direct transition to successful, long-term employment. The focus is usually put on dual education, but there is also a large range of formal training programs that qualify young people for careers in the social, healthcare, and education sectors.

With a view to the “export” of vocational training, the system of dual and cooperative vocational education must be adapted to the specific cultural and economic frameworks of other countries. This will only be possible if a better understanding of those frameworks is reached. We’re happy to offer our assistance.

Considering the future needs of businesses and the economy on the one hand, and the requirements and capabilities of young people on the other, the question arises how the various sectors of vocational training can and must evolve. How will the size of target groups and the tasks they perform change, and how will teacher training have to adapt in terms of quality and quantity? What adjustments will have to be made at training organizations and vocational schools to reach those young people, who have traditionally not taken part in vocational education, but fallen through the cracks?