Apprentice education and training
The Austrian system of apprentice education and training (training on the job and in vocational schools) combines two important objectives: well-trained skilled workers and the education and occupation of young people.
In the last few years, however, it has become more and more difficult for young people to find work as apprentices. In order to provide qualified education and training for as many youths as possible, in spite of the problematic job situation, the Austrian Federal Government adopted a specific support programme. The BFI designed and organised relevant qualification courses, and by now numerous youths have received their vocational education in BFI courses.