Werkschule

For which young people is the work school conceived?
The work school specifically supports learners who need more support in the traditional subject catalogue of the cantonal lesson board.

What are the key characteristics of the work school?
With class sizes up to a maximum of 13 pupils, the work school can support young people on an extremely individual basis. The teachers have additional special education training, ensuring that they can meet learners’ special needs. Deficits in cognitive ability are specifically addressed. The pupils work on a practical basis in projects. This helps them to fulfil basic requirements and facilitate their integration into the labour market.

Academic performance
Learners receive a regular certificate from the elementary school of Canton Schwyz.

What opportunities are there for learners from the work school?
Successful work school pupils can take up an apprenticeship within the scope of the Federal Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (EFZ). If this turns out to be too demanding, an apprenticeship within the scope of the Federal Certificate of Vocational Education and Training (EBA) can be completed. If integration into the labour market is not yet possible or prudent, there is the possibility of a combined bridge offer. The following connecting solutions are frequently selected:

  • Retail assistant in various industries
  • Health professional
  • Specialist support
  • Automotive assistant
  • Metal construction practitioner
  • Hairdresser
  • Operational maintenance specialist
  • Meat specialist
  • Restoration specialist