In-Company Trainer

Training and mentoring future crafts(wo)men


This is intended to address persons who are training apprentices or trainees in craft professions as part of their work in an SME.

In-company trainers are at the forefront of dual education and training by providing apprentices with the practical and theoretical skills they need for their future profession. They also often emotionally support their apprentices. Trainers can contribute to improving the image and value of dual education and training through their work and engagement in their company as well as in the public (e.g. through open house days, job fairs or apprentice competitions). In view of their crucial role, it is obvious that in-company trainers should remain open to new social and educational developments. Attending advanced training courses, e.g, with regard to technical innovations or to meet the needs of certain target groups, can help them to cope with ongoing changes.

How can competences of in-company trainers in my region be improved?

Lustenau, Fulterer

Improvement of Trainers’ Competences

Studies within our project showed that today’s dual educational systems as well as the needs of vocational schools apprentices and the labour market highlight certain competences required of in-company trainers including professional, technical and didactic competences, professional experiences in …

How can I enhance the image and value of dual education and training in my region?

WIGE Montafon

Image and Value of Dual Education

A low public image of dual training in general and in particular of handicraft looms over the regions of the Alpine Space. In several countries, an increase of the academization can be observed, indirectly supported by school teachers and parents who encourage youngsters to aim at a higher education …

How can I find an apprentice?


Get in Touch with Apprentices

As an in-company trainer, there are many ways to get in touch with apprentices. Initiatives that companies organize together with schools are particularly good opportunities. But fairs and open days also offer a great opportunity.

How can I give the young people an insight into my everyday practice?


Experience a Profession

What tasks a profession entails and what the work in the company effectively looks like are two essential points in the decision-making process of a young person choosing a profession. There are various initiatives that enable in-company trainers to provide everyday practical insights.

How can I reach young people to present my company?

Schulmesse Montafon

Promote the Company

The different Regions offer different ways for in-company trainers to make their company visible and present it to young people.

How is the permeability in my region shaping up?

Juergen Kraemer Karrieretag 2018

Permeability: Transparency and Transfer Opportunities in the Education System

What innovations and collaborations are there in my region to promote the quality of dual education?

BULU Karrieretag 2018

Activities and Innovations to promote the Quality of Dual Education

Another part of the DuALPlus project was the collection of successful examples of innovative dual training programmes from the Alpine Space. Because of the differences in the dual education systems of the six partner countries in general and in their current states of development, the best practice …

What innovations and collaborations exist in my region to promote the quality of dual education?

ZIMM Karrieretag 2018

Developed Innovative Training Formats within DuALPlus

Six partners developed regional training formats based on previous research, either by improving existing trainings or by developing new ones. The trainings are directed at SMEs, trainers or youngsters. They will help these target groups to develop the skills to cope with continuous social …

Where do young people get information about training paths?


Where to find Information on Training Pathways

Young people use a wide variety of online and offline channels in the information process on the training pathway.

Which further training modules for in-company trainers were designed as part of the DuALPlus project?

BöschGmbH 2017

Proposal for Training Modules for In-Company Trainers

The importance of dual education for a smooth transition from education to work and the economic relevance of skilled crafts and trade professions are widely recognised at a political level. Yet, SMEs find it more and more difficult to get suitable apprentices. Today, an increased number of …