Learn something twice, and it sticks
First you complete a regular apprenticeship, then you go to college. A tried-and-trusted route that adds security to life as a professional – not surprising that many high school graduates follow this path. In fact, you need a college degree for an increasing number of jobs which were previously the realm of interns with a vocational education. Yet a period of frustration sets in after many apprenticeships because you’re forced to turn away from the profession you’ve spent so much time learning. And finding your way back in after college can prove difficult. The best way to circumvent this problem is a college degree program which runs in parallel to your apprenticeship.
Starting an apprenticeship and blending theory and actual business practice from day one can be a real challenge. It can be a real opportunity, too – and an increasing number of young people are rising to the challenge. That’s why the ThyssenKrupp Group offers a number of programs to individuals interested in commercial and technical fields.
ThyssenKrupp subsidiaries partner with schools like universities of applied sciences or cooperative education. Programs are based on one of two models:
- A combination of apprenticeship and college studies that actually finishes in two degrees (training in a vocational discipline recognized by the state as well as an academic degree).
- A program of study at a university of cooperative education with longer periods of “experiential learning” at a company. Usually, this culminates in a degree (such as a bachelor’s).
You can study while you gain valuable work experience, and you will finish an apprenticeship, earn a college degree, and learn business-world lessons – all before you turn 21. Even better: you will save precious time that you can devote to your career. Take advantage of this outstanding opportunity to plan for a future of success and security. Get in touch today. We would be happy to discuss what options are open to you.