Vocational preparation

Looking to the future

The comprehensive school stands not only for comprehensive school education, but also for targeted vocational and academic preparation for its pupils. As part of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia's "No graduation without a connection" program, the comprehensive school places particular emphasis on creating individual paths for young people's professional and academic futures.


A central component of this preparation is the close link between school theory and practice-oriented application. Pupils not only receive in-depth knowledge in the traditional subjects, but are also actively involved in the process of choosing their own career and course of study. This is achieved through a variety of orientation measures, such as work placements, excursions to companies and universities and regular counseling sessions.

The programme enables young people to identify their own interests and strengths at an early stage. This is achieved through individual guidance and support that is tailored to the needs of each individual. The comprehensive school works closely with companies, universities and other educational institutions to give pupils a realistic insight into various professional fields and courses of study.

In addition to its practical orientation, the comprehensive school also places importance on promoting key skills that are of great importance for a successful professional and academic career. These include the ability to work in a team, communication skills, independence and problem-solving skills. These are not only taught in the classroom, but also promoted through targeted projects and workshops.

The "Kein Abschluss ohne Anschluss" program at comprehensive schools in North Rhine-Westphalia therefore not only creates a solid basis for a successful school leaving certificate, but also lays the foundation for targeted and individual career and study preparation. Pupils are encouraged to discover their own interests, develop their potential and thus find the best possible start to their professional future.