Apprenticeships and vocational training
Apprenticeship based on the principle "learning in practice for practice" has a long tradition in Austria.
The Vocational Training Act (Berufsausbildungsgesetz – BAG, only available in German) includes the related statutory rules.
Apprentices learn professional skills in entrepreneurial reality at companies. They get theoretical and general education in part-time vocational schools. To run this successful "dual system" all responsible bodies on federal, regional and local levels and companies work closely together.
At the end of 2020
- 108.471 apprentices were trained
- in more than 200 different apprenticeship occupations
Vocational Training: firstname.lastname@example.org