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Building and construction

Vocational

You learn

  • production and construction of new buildings and plants
  • reconstruction and maintenance of buildings and plants
  • about technical installations
  • about quality and safety
  • knowledge about materials

You should be

  • practically minded and be good at working with your hands
  • independent and meticulous
  • good at cooperating with others

You can become

  • a road and construction worker or an asphalter
  • a railway track worker or a construction vehicle/machinery operator
  • a painter, a bricklayer, a carpenter or a plumber
  • a scaffolder, a roofer or a tinsmith
  • a wood products carpenter or a glazier
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Work places

  • public or private enterprises
  • large or small craft enterprises
  • industrial or entrepreneurial enterprises

More education

Vocational education and training lead to vocational competence (with or without a trade or journeyman’s certificate). After completing vocational education and training you can start working or take further education:

  • You can take further education at a tertiary vocational college. A tertiary vocational education is a short vocational further education meant for those who have taken vocational education and training.  
  • You can take a Vg3 supplementary programme for general university admissions certification
    – after Vg2 or
    – after achieving vocational competence.
    You will then have the option to take higher education at a university college or university. Remember that some study programmes, such as for instance engineering, science and medical studies, require you to have certain science subjects.
  • You can also apply for admission to higher education after a preliminary course or by the Y-path, the vocational pathway to higher education. The Y-path is intended for those with relevant vocational experience. Preliminary courses and the Y-path are most commonly used for science and engineering studies.

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