What are the benefits of professional training

Advantages of vocational training

A good basis for your professional future

Earning money, doing practical work, being in the middle of everyday working life, doing a job that is satisfactory - these are some of the arguments in favor of dual training. In addition, there are many options open to your child afterwards. Read more benefits here.

Increasingly financially independent

Attending a festival, planning a city trip, going to the cinema - when you start your vocational training, your daughter or son receives a training allowance that increases over the course of the training period. So your child can fulfill one or the other wish. Little by little it will stand financially on its own two feet and will certainly think twice about what it is spending its "hard-earned" money on.

Personal maturity grows

Dealing with colleagues and superiors contributes to personal development. Your child will increasingly get rid of insecurities. In the "Education makes parents proud" campaign, mothers and fathers report on how their child has become more responsible and disciplined during their education. Qualified trainers will show your child recognition and appreciation for their work.

Theory and practice are optimally combined

Does your child no longer want to go to school, but would rather work practically? It cannot save itself the lessons during the vocational training. Attending the vocational school is compulsory. The advantage of dual training, however, lies in the combination of practical training in the company and subject-related learning in the vocational school, e.g. on one or two days a week or in a block. Your daughter or son can deepen this learning content in the training company with the support of the supervisor and apply it directly in practice. This will increase your child's motivation to learn.

The right job for every talent

Your child can choose from around 330 officially recognized training occupations. Career counselors support your son or daughter in finding a career. The aim is to find an education that your child likes, fulfills and corresponds to their strengths. Dual training is possible in very different areas: industry, trade, craft, health, office and administration - there is also the right job for your child's talent.

Make your own picture

Once your child has decided on an apprenticeship, they can experience everyday working life live, in all its facets. This enables your daughter / son to judge whether this is the right job or not. And above all, whether this is what she / he would like to do for many years. Questions like "What do I want in life?", "Do I want to have a career?", "Do I want to start a family?" your child can answer more easily from practice.

Acquire additional qualifications

Skilled workers are in demand. But especially with a view to increasing digitization, keyword Work 4.0, it is important that your child is ready to continue learning. This opens up many opportunities to advance in your career. With so-called additional qualifications, your child can already acquire specialist knowledge as an apprentice, e.g. foreign languages ​​or in-depth computer skills. Or they will benefit from their experience during a stay abroad as part of their training.

Advance through further education

During dual vocational training, depending on the federal state, it is possible to acquire a higher school qualification, e.g. the intermediate qualification or the technical diploma. Advancement training helps to climb a bit up the career ladder, even to reach a management position (job-specific information on this in BERUFENET, keyword "Perspectives"). If your child successfully completes this further education, e.g. as a master craftsman, technician or specialist, it will acquire general university entrance qualification. You can obtain more detailed information on admission to a degree from the individual universities.