Training or studying?

A subcategory of "Training and studies"

The first question is whether school should be followed by an apprenticeship or a course of study. In which direction it can go, depends of course also on the school leaving certificate. However, there are always different ways to acquire or catch up on a higher school leaving certificate. This can also be done through vocational training.

Training or studying?

It is important to note that anyone who has completed vocational training can use it to compensate for a missing or low school leaving certificate. A school leaving certificate is often a prerequisite for a successful transition to training or study, but it does not replace vocational training. In other words, someone who has a good school leaving certificate but has not completed vocational training or university studies may be in a worse position than someone who successfully completes vocational training after a "poor" school leaving certificate. This is often lost in the public discussion. For many companies the school report is only one criterion among several and with a good application letter you can compensate for a not so good report (see here: Application letter). (Cover letter).

Training or studies are always just the first step into professional life. Afterwards, many doors are open to you - and you can also switch to other professions or industries.

There are very different paths and which path can be taken also depends on the school leaving certificate:

As you can see, there is a wide range of options so to give you an idea of which way is right for you, we have put together some links for you.


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