“The year of vocational preparation in cooperative type is visited by adolescents who are students as well as trainees defined by the vocational training act or have a corresponding preliminary agreement.”
At Heinrich Metzendorf School the first year of training to the carpenter is carried out as year of vocational preparation in cooperative type. The classes are given dual and in full time, this means that the dual participants only participate on the vocational theoretical classes. The practical training is taken over by the dual partner (apprenticing company). The year of vocational preparation replaces the first year of training, this arrangement is also recognized by the apprenticing companies. The trainees will be adopted in the second year of training for the carpenter after they completed successfully. For this reason a preliminary arrangement with an apprenticing company is necessary. By a successful attendance and an additional exam the Certificate of Secondary Education can acquired as well.