Hirschmann-Scholarships for Apprentices
The Right Entry into Professional Life
The combination of a hands-on training and theoretical schooling is typical of the distinct Swiss educational system. The system, however, only functions if the young person finds an apprentice position and finishes the program. We support the philosophy that adolescents who need to clear up certain shortcomings should also be given a chance or even a second chance to learn a profession.
Thus, that is where the Hirschmann Scholarship Program comes in. Scholarship holders receive expert support, enabling them and their master to overcome any difficulties and challenges the apprenticeship program poses to both of them.
PartnerPartner of the Hirschmann Foundation are the Foundation Chances, Foundation for Professional Practice in Eastern Switzerland (Die Chance-Stiftung für Berufspraxis in der Ostschweiz) in Rheineck, canton St. Gallen (2013 - 2016) and the association Lernwerk (Verein Lernwerk) in Vogelsang, canton Aargau (2014 - 2018).
Since many years the organisations have accompanied adolescents and their employers throughout the apprenticeship program with a team of experts for professional training. The experts are always ready to help and advise. They aid in handling daily difficulties at work or vocational school in a pragmatic way and in finding solutions. Yet, the apprentice’s cooperation and determination is crucial as well in order for the goals to be achieved, even if this requires some effort.
Applications for a Hirschmann Scholarship are to be submitted to: Verein Lernwerk, Limmatstrasse 35, 5412 Vogelsang AG.
Website: www.die-chance.ch / www.lernwerk.ch
2008 - 2020 in cooperation with Swissuniversities Chamber of universities of applied sciences
2008 - 2017 in cooperation with the Swiss Conference of Vocational School Directors (SDK - CSD)
2012 - 2020 in cooperation with Swiss Youth Music Contest Foundation, Zurich
2013 - 2018 in cooperation with Die Chance - Foundation for Professional Practice in Eastern Switzerland and Verein Lernwerk
2017 - 2019 in cooperation with LU Couture Luzern
2010 - 2017 in cooperation with Swisscontact
2014 - 2017 in cooperation with ETH Zürich, KOF Swiss Economic Institute
2014 - 2017 in cooperation with Gehirn- und Trauma-Foundation Chur and University Hospital Zürich
2016 - 2018 in cooperation with the association foraus
2016 - 2018 in cooperation with Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and novatlantis
2016 - 2018 in cooperation with Henry Doubleday Research Association Garden Organic
of the Hirschmann Foundation