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    Vocational training and further education



    In Germany, there is a special way of learning a profession: The dual vocational training. It usually lasts between two and three and a half years and consists of almost equal parts of theoretical and practical phases. During dual training, trainees receive a monthly salary from the company they work for. There are around 325 recognized training programs in Germany. The combination of theory (attendance at vocational school) and practice (employment as trainee in a company) prepares trainees particularly well for what companies expect of them: not only the required technical knowledge, but also hands-on experience in the job.

    You can find out more about dual vocational training here.


    Differing from dual training, trainees in school-based training spend less time in the company. Theory and practice are learned in special vocational schools (called either Berufsfachschule or Berufskolleg). This is accompanied by longer stays in companies or social institutions, where the knowledge gained at school can be put into practice. This form of training is available in nursing professions, for example, but also in design, commercial or technical fields. Normally, school-based training lasts one to three years. It is offered at state and private schools; school fees often have to be paid at private providers. In contrast to dual training, trainees do not receive a fixed salary during school-based training. An exception is the healthcare sector, where trainees work in hospitals or nursing homes during long-term practical phases. In this field, they receive remuneration for the entire duration of their training.

    You can find out more about school-based training here.

    Source: Make it in Germany


    The Baden-Württemberg IQ network offers training possibilities for engineers, architects, most IT-professions, economists, social- and educational scientists. Within the framework of the IQ network, another project - Interprof-Tech - offers intensive training opportunities for graduates of the MINT subjects (mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and technology). The prerequisite for applying for this special program is that you have at least one academic degree from abroad.

    An overview of education and qualification offers in the region can also be found in KURSNET, the portal for vocational education and training of the Employment Agency, as well as on the i-Punkt Database.

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