work school

Work School

For which young people is the work school designed?

The work school specifically supports pupils who need more support in the traditional subject catalogue of the cantonal lesson plan.

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 pupils’ 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

Pupils receive a regular certificate from the elementary school of the Canton of Schwyz.

What opportunities are there for pupils from the work school?

Work school pupils who perform well can take up an apprenticeship within the scope of the Federal Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (EFZ). If this proves 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 bridging offer. These follow-up opportunities are often chosen:

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