The interweaving of academic training and vocational practice pursues two main objectives:
An orientation to the vocational practice enhances the attractiveness of academic studies for working students. They are able to relate curricula contents to examples known from their vocational experience. At the same time, they have the opportunity to apply newly acquired knowledge and competencies at their workplace. Interweaving studies with their work raises students’ motivation. Lecture courses and teaching projects can benefit from drawing on students’ knowledge of the practice.
Integrating enterprises and trade associations in the course of studies helps to develop qualification profiles that are relevant for the labor market, thus equipping graduates with the best prerequisites for career and promotion opportunities.