- producing and erecting new buildings and facilities
- renovating and maintaining buildings and facilities
- climate and technology
- using drawings, descriptions and calculations
- 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 landscaper, a gardener or a construction 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
See all vocations and competences
- public or private enterprises
- large or small craft enterprises
- industrial or entrepreneurial enterprises
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 the master certificate examination if you have the trade or journeyman’s certificate in a trade that comes under the master craftsman’s programme, and have sufficient experience. The master course of studies qualifies you for a management or middle-management position within your trade area, and gives you the competence to start up your own company.
- 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.