Recognizing Talents and Interests
Young people often do not know their abilities and find it difficult to recognize their interests and skills as talents. Here, the regions offer different initiatives to help them.
The region of Vorarlberg (A) organizes two orientation tools for young people: the "Talent Check" and the "Future Check". Both serve to reflect and identify interests and abilities. In addition, the young people are supported in planning their future steps.
The region of St. Pölten/Lower Austria/Vienna (A) offers the "TalenteCheck Berufsbildung" and the "NÖ TalenteCheck" as orientation tools for young people.
The region of Wallis (CH) offers the "EDHEA Internship Day", a day that young people spend together with apprentices in the lessons of the vocational school. This enables them to get to know their own talents by means of practical exercises. This offer is specifically aimed at those interested in training as graphic designers.
The Munich Chamber of Crafts (D) helps young people to discover their talents by organizing the "School Workshop". An initiative that consists of a potential analysis and a practical part. On "Girls day" young girls can get a taste of professions through practical exercises and thus discover their own talents, too.
In the region of Rosenheim/Bavaria (D), the "MINTfit" initiative helps young people to assess their level of knowledge in the subjects of mathematics and physics using online tests.
In the region of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes (F) young people can discover their talents with the initiative "Bravo les Artisans". The "Coaching métier" initiative can help them, too.
In the region of South Tyrol (I), the South Tyrolean regional administration offers the “training, study and career guidance” with the aim of guiding young people into the right career path based on their skills and interests. The offer of a "potential analysis" is also to mention here.
The region of Trento (I) tries to help young people through orientation initiatives for young people, such as "group initiatives" and "Job Counselling" to show young people their interests. "Talent Checkups" with the website "Sorprendo" offers information about 450 professional branches and thus shows young people the requirements that the different professions demand.
"MINTfit" online tests for mathematics and physics
The "MINTfit" online tests offered by Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences are free and helpful applications for prospective students to assess their level of knowledge in school mathematics and physics. Participants receive their evaluation online after completing the tests.
The Chamber of Skilled Crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria offers a two-day potential analysis with career counselling followed by 10 days of practice-oriented career guidance.
Girls day in the training centres of the Chamber of Skilled Crafts for Munich and Upper Bavaria
Every year on the 4th Thursday in April, the nationwide Girls Day takes place, which is all about informing young women about career opportunities in professions that are atypical for women.
(Virtual) Open House
At the annual open house, interested people can join a guided tour of the New Design University (NDU) in St. Pölten, attend courses and workshops. They can familiarise themselves with the range of courses and take advice about issues like conditions of admissions or financing options.
The TalenteCheck is carried out during school lessons and lasts about one hour. It aims at professional orientation of students and was extended in 2021/2021 due to the lockdown.
"Show what you're made of" is the motto of the talent check-up. The talent check-up helps pupils plan their future educational path. By means of targeted checks and self-assessment procedures, young people learn more about their interests, strengths and potential.
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
Training, study and career guidance by the South Tyrolean provincial administration
Training, study and career guidance is a free service offered by the South Tyrolean provincial administration.
Analysis of Potential of training, study and career guidance in South Tyrol
Counselling with potential analysis (PA) is a combination of various computer-based test procedures. The following topics are covered: School and professional interests, Aptitudes and abilities, Achievement motivation, Work behaviour, Attention and concentration.
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.