Getting to know Apprenticeships
Like the training on offer, the regulations that apply to it are very dynamic. For this reason, there are different sources of information on this topic.
The region of Vorarlberg (A) organizes the "Apprenticeship fair Montafon", as well as the "i-Messe - the Vorarlberg vocational training fair" which are used by teachers to get information about existing apprenticeship offers. The region has also set up an apprenticeship homepage that can be used by education staff for information.
The region St. Pölten/Lower Austria/Vienna (A) offers three fairs, the "BeSt³ digital", "Bachelor and More" and "Master and More", which are used as sources of information for teachers.
The region of Valais (CH) offers teachers different initiatives to inform themselves about the types of apprenticeships. For example, they can use the fair formats "Berufsschaufenster Upper Valais" and the "Your Challenge - Career and Education Fair" or consult the online platform "Miini Brüefswahl".
In the region Rosenheim/Bavaria (D) several initiatives are organized that teachers can use for information. These include the fair "meineZukunft! - The Job and Career Fair", as well as the "AusbildungsOffensive-Bayern", which offers specific information on the topic of the metal and electrical industry.
The Munich Chamber of Skilled Crafts (D) offers teachers two relevant sources of information. Teachers can participate in the initiative "Training ambassadors for the skilled crafts - virtual setting" or the fair "Meet your job".
The region of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes (F) offers the "mondial des métiers" job fair in this regard.
In the region of South Tyrol (I) the " Infofair Bressanone" and the "Futurum – South Tyrols education fair" are offered as sources of information. But, also the initiatives "Karriere mit Lehre" and the “training, study and career guidance” of the South Tyrolean regional administration can pass on information on this.
In the region of Trento (I) the job fair can be a source of information for teachers. Furthermore, participation in the "Group Initiatives" can provide new information. In addition, "Talent Checkups" with the website "Sorprendo" can provide information on 450 professions and their requirements.
The region of Slovenia (SL) offers the formats "Crafts path" and "Craft Street", where teachers can get information.
Apprenticeship ambassadors “Combined degree”
Apprenticeship ambassadors are students in a combined degree programme who are completing a suitable apprenticeship profession parallel to their studies.
“Ausbildungs-Scouts” are apprentices in various apprenticed profession who belong to the Chamber of Commerce (IHK), to which the concept of this vocational orientation measure belongs. The apprentices visit classes at secondary schools, where they present their profession to the pupils and thus
meineZukunft! – Jobfair
The meineZukunft! Job and Career Fair is a job fair organised by the district of Rosenheim.
AusbildungsOffensive-Bayern is an initiative of the Bavarian metal and electrical industry - bayme vbm accompanies pupils of all secondary school types online in their career orientation and offers them insights into different training models and opportunities.
Information evenings with parents
The following orientation measure addresses specifically parents of those students, who at the end of the middle school, must choose between the educational offer of the secondary schools and that of the VET schools.
An orientation activity, implemented by some schools or networks of schools in Trentino, is the job fair. Generally, to organize this type of initiative, students' parents are contacted, who are willing to answer students’ questions regarding their jobs.
School-fairs at the middle schools
The following orientation measure is aimed at giving students, at the middle schools of the autonomous province of Trento, the opportunity to know better the educational offer of the secondary schools and VET schools in their neighbourhood to be able to choose the school in a more informed way in
Group orientation activities are carried out mainly in training structures, such as schools or training institutions, or collaboration with training structures, to support more young people, generally students, in educational and professional orientation processes, through the activity of one or
The activity is carried out mainly with students from middle school onwards, with differences in approach. In middle school, the emphasis is still above all on the Self, while in the next cycle, it shifts to life projects and choices.
The checkup of talents is a practice that has spread in Italy from the 2000s onwards, also thanks to the improvement of technologies to support individual assessment for educational and professional guidance.
Training ambassadors for the skilled crafts sector - virtual setting
Three young people in a craft apprenticeship or studying after their apprenticeship present their job description to pupils in an online conference (90 min).
BeST³ digital - The Vienna Job, Training and Education Fair
BeSt³-fair in Vienna is Austria's largest education fair. It focuses on jobs, studies, trainings and further education. Around 350 exhibitors (NDU is one of them) present their varied offers and answer the questions of the visitors.
Apprenticeship fair Montafon
The Montafon Apprenticeship Fair was the first of what are now several interconnected and complementary instruments in the Montafon Valley to attract future skilled workers and prevent emigration.
Vorarlberg Apprenticeship Ambassadors
The apprenticeship ambassadors are young people who are in the middle of their own apprenticeship. They tell students at school about their job, their career and how they got there.
i-Messe - the Vorarlberg vocational training fair
The i-Messe is the largest event in Vorarlberg in the field of career guidance and takes place every two years for three days in the fall.
Berufsschaufenster Upper Valais
The Berufsschaufenster (job showcase) gives young people who are about to choose a profession a practice-oriented and animated insight into the professions of the Upper Valais economy and brings prospective apprentices together with potential apprenticeship companies.
Miini Brüefswahl – The Platform for career choices in Valais
The platform minii-bruefswahl.ch offers all career choice partners important information and offers on the process.
Valais InfoPass (information pass)
InfoPass is an event that aims to give the participating young people a lively insight into a job or a secondary school. In addition, professionals from different professions give practical insights into their everyday life.
The EDHEA organizes internships for young people who are interested in an apprenticeship as a Graphic Designer. During the day, together with the first- and second-year trainees, they can follow the practical sessions and get a first impression of the profession and the training
Your Challenge - Career and Education Fair
The Your Challenge career and education fair takes place every two years. The event is part of the Valais vocational training program and offers around 21,000 visitors an insight into more than 400 professions.
Schulbesuche in der Mittelschule: Karriere mit Lehre
School visits under the initiative “Karriere mit Lehre” are events organised by lvh - Wirtschaftsverband für Handwerk und Dienstleister Südtirol in cooperation with German-speaking schools.
Futurum – South Tyrols education fair
The "Futurum" combines an education fair, job fair and the WorldSkill Italy in one place. It offers three days of events on the topics of education, studies, recognition of study and professional titles, careers and job applications.
Infofair Bressanone is organized by the regional vocational school "Chr. J. Tschuggmall" in Bressanone and offers an overview of the different school offers in the district Eisacktal/Wipptal.
The Craft path is a „regionally“ designed project, which aimes to include all Slovenian „regions“.
At the International traiding fair (MOS) in Celje, the OZS, with its regional chambers and secondary schools, will prepare the so-called Crafts Street, where a presentation of 10 craft professions is planned.
Lehre? Respekt! – Schnupperlandkarte (map of training companies)
This map of training companies supports pupils, parents and teachers to find potential companies for “Professional Practical Days” in their regions.
On one hand, the platform informs about the advantages of dual training in general, dual training opportunities in Austria as well as responsible funding agencies, on the other hand, visitors can look for job and career information