Vocational training

„If you try your best, you can’t blame yourself“

Dirk Nowitzki

To plan your own career it is essential to know your strengths and weaknesses, capabilities, preferences, wishes and ideas. At best you are already able to name a certain profession or an occupational field which you are interested in. If you don’t know your career plans yet, you should ask yourself the following questions:

The general rule is:

The more you like to learn in practical training the more you should think about starting your vocational training (The dual training system is the most common training type in Germany) or a dual study programme. If you prefer predominantly a theoretical training you would be better off with a study programme at university or university of applied science. (Please consider that this is a general statement and each study course and occupational training has its own profile.)


Here you see advantages and disadvantages of vocational training:

Advantages:


Disadvantages:


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