The school-based part of initial vocational training within the dual system is of central importance. However, the school offer goes far beyond that.
Overall, all school-leaving qualifications are possible at vocational schools, from vocational maturity to the Abitur, with a high degree of permeability in the school career of young people. For example, a student who left school without a diploma can obtain a general university entrance qualification via the vocational preparation year, vocational schools 1 and 2 and the vocational high school if he or she shows the appropriate commitment. The schools, with their different emphases (business, technology, health/social), enable young people to pursue educational paths that meet their individual preferences.
There are training courses for young people without school-leaving qualifications with a vocational preparation character (vocational preparation year). If the young person has the vocational maturity, he/she can attend the vocational college. This leads to a specialized professional basic education after one year and after two years. A successful graduation to the qualified secondary school leaving certificate I (Mittlere Reife).
If the young person has the Mittlere Reife, he or she can attend the Hohere Berufsfachschule, which leads to a state-recognized school-leaving certificate. Through additional instruction, an examination can be taken to acquire the advanced technical college entrance qualification. On the other hand, students with a qualified lower secondary school leaving certificate can attend a vocational high school (with the corresponding focus of the respective vocational school) and achieve the general higher education entrance qualification in three years. The full three years enable students to orient themselves within the gymnasiale Oberstufe (upper secondary school) in order to choose their individual educational path in a resource-oriented manner.
In the Berufsoberschule, young people with a Fachhochschulreife (technical college entrance qualification), the Fachgebundene Hochschulreife (subject-specific higher education entrance qualification) or the allgemeine Hochschulreife (general higher education entrance qualification) can achieve.
Here you will find a current overview of the educational offers of the vocational schools in Koblenz – depending on the previous school-leaving qualification as well as the personal educational goal.
There are five vocational schools in Koblenz. Three of these are in municipal. Two in other sponsorships.
Vocational school for economics
The Vocational School of Business (BBSW) causes annually approx. 3.300 students in the center of Koblenz prepare for a successful working life or a career in business. study before.
In various types of schools with a focus on economics, such as the Berufsfachschulen I/II, the three-year Berufliches Gymnasium Wirtschaft and the Berufsoberschule I/II, all degrees from Mittlere Reife (intermediate school leaving certificate) to the allgemeine Hochschulreife (Abitur) can be obtained. The largest type of school is the vocational school with 25 commercial apprenticeships. There is also a dual study program in combination with five apprenticeship occupations possible, in which credit points for the study program are already acquired in the classroom.
By focusing on business, our students not only acquire skills that are important for their professional lives, but also for their private lives. What do insurance companies do?? How to conclude contracts? How do I handle money economically??
In preparation for the challenges of a globalized world, interested students are offered preparatory courses for obtaining international language certificates in English (Cambridge), Spanish (TELC) and French (DELF), in addition to course trips to other European countries and student exchanges. Exams can be taken directly at the school. The offer is rounded off by other activities, such as z.B. The environmental AG, the "Jugend debattiert" AG and various sports AGs from.
Vocational School Technology
The Carl Benz School (CBS) is the leading school in Koblenz when it comes to technology. It consists of the classical vocational school. Various optional schools. From the vocational maturity to the general university entrance qualification, all school qualifications can be acquired.
Further training as a technician in electrical and mechanical engineering (full-time) and automotive engineering (part-time) is also possible. Computer science is a compulsory course at the only vocational high school with a focus on information technology in Rhineland-Palatinate. The digital profile of the CBS is complemented by the Higher Vocational School of Computer Science. Students gain practical insights into new technologies. The subjects include u.a. the "FuturLab" student laboratory, virtual reality, smart home, big data, industry 4.0 and Internet of Things. As a center for interactive, creative and digitally supported teaching, the CBS has been awarded as a "MINT-friendly school", "Digital School" and "SmartSchool 2018".
We offer modern equipment with digital media supplemented by laboratories for automation and robotics, area-wide WLAN, our own canteen and convenient transport connections.
Vocational school for trade and home economics
The Julius Wegeler School (JWS) offers a variety of training programs as well as classes at two locations, in Beatusstrasse (Moselweib district) and on Finkenherd (Karthause district), both centrally accessible from Koblenz's main train station. The focus of the school is on the areas of health, social welfare and home economics.
We want to help students successfully cope with professional, social and personal life situations. This takes place in the classroom in learning situations that take up real professional and private contexts. In addition, we encourage the students to develop an attitude that is curious and open to the world, that reflects on their own actions and that encourages them to critically question content and opinions.
On the one hand, this is achieved by integrating extracurricular places of learning (z. B. health centers, large-scale technical facilities, sewage treatment plants, museums, universities) or inviting experts into the classroom (z. B. on health promotion, politics, business start-up, first aid or experiential education). Currently, for example, the program "MindMatters" is being implemented at our school with the aim of preventively promoting mental health, respect and tolerance. In addition, international projects (u. a. with schools in Poland, Italy or Finland) and trips to Great Britain or France the openness for other countries and cultures. As a "STEM-friendly school," we want to give female students. getting students interested in scientific and technical subjects. And as part of the "Campus-School Network" we are interested in a better networking between school. University important in the context of teacher training.
We offer our students all qualifications from vocational maturity to the Abitur, good accessibility by public transport, technically modern equipped rooms (laptop, Apple iMac computers, PLC systems, active boards, projectors, document cameras), free WLAN access, several PC workrooms, a library, indoor and outdoor recreation areas, a bistro (Finkenherd) or a cafeteria. a cafeteria (Beatusstrabe).
Our vocational school branch includes training classes for baking, printing and media, color and space, photography, horticulture, hospitality, cleaning, home economics, personal hygiene and textile technology. Other types of school include the vocational preparation year (home economics/nutrition; personal hygiene), the vocational schools (nutrition and home economics; health and care), the higher vocational schools (nutrition, service and service management; social assistance), the vocational upper secondary school (health and social affairs), the vocational upper secondary school (health and social affairs; design technology; environmental technology), the technical schools (geriatric care; nutrition and home economics; therapeutic pedagogy; media technology; organization and leadership; social pedagogy; hotel business management).