Vocational training of several years in Germany as a qualitative alternative to studying in a university.
Those, who are not looking for an academic degree in Germany also have the choice to be part of the active working life after school by doing a vocational training in one of the many and high qualified professions. Handicraft professions as well as professions in the commercial sector and most professions in the social field require at least a vocational training in Germany.
The vocational training in Germany lasts approximately 3 years, which is depending on the choosen profession and the before achieved school qualification. Usually the vocational training consists of working directly in the business in a company, being coached by a trainer of the company and attending vocational training school.
There are several systems regarding the period of work and school depending on the choosen vocational training. Hence, a vocational training can consist of attending vocational training school once or twice a week and attending work life in the company the rest of the week. Another system possibility can be attending the vocational training school e.g. running 6 weeks and 6 weeks working and so forth.
During the vocational training you will need to write small exams each semester like you have to do regularly in secondary school. At the end of the vocational training you will have the final exam and finish the vocational training in front of the certain Chamber of Handicrafts or Commerce.
If you are interested in attending a vocational training it is also required to have certain knowledge in the German language as it is required when you are interested in studying. The evidence, which needs to be provided as well as the extent of knowledge in the German language depends on the particular job specification and the company offering the vocational training.
Information about the preferred profession and the vocational training
Information about requirements
Helping to apply for the vocational training
Applying for a language course
Searching for accommodation
Support for opening accounts, telephone contracts etc.
Applying for a visa
24/7 Agency reachability
Monthly meeting with other Korean students for exchange & dinner
Private language refreshing