In its Centres for Technical Education, the foundation provides economically disadvantaged adolescents and young adults with scholarships for a full-time professional and holistic technical education based on the model of the German dual system.
The dynamic developments of today's labour markets place high demands on all job applicants. Interdisciplinary thinking is becoming increasingly important. Therefore, we deliberately do not limit ourselves to teaching technical skills in our centres but rather focus on a holistic approach.
All the foundation's technical education programmes are designed for a duration of 15 or 19 months on a full-time basis, including a three-month apprenticeship. During this time, our students acquire all the necessary competences to thrive in modern labour markets, to successfully shape their later professional lives, and to react flexibly to new developments in the future. In teaching these so-called "key competences for lifelong learning", the foundation follows the recommendations of the European Union framework of reference, enables the students to fully participate in social life and successfully manage their transition into the labour market.