Vocational training in Germany is apart from university studies the most important way to obtain a vocational qualification. Many young people and young adults attend a vocational training program after finishing school. Vocational training programs offer training for trade, technical, commercial and social professions.

There are two types of vocational training programs  –  the school-based vocational training and the dual vocational training. A dual vocational training program combines attending a vocational school with a practical traineeship at a training company while the school-based vocational training is conducted entirely at a vocational school.

The duration of the training depends on the chosen vocation, previous knowledge and graduation level and ranges from two to three and a half years.

You will find an overview for new immigrants as well as information on contact points for youths seeking vocational training in the Konstanz district here:

Steps towards vocational training programs for refugees (PDF / 669 KB)