Turbo training for dropouts

 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) told our colleague Philipp Habrich about his career at GRÜN Software AG questioned. Philipp is about the model project SWITCH - shortened vocational training for dropouts when GRÜN Software AG landed. SWITCH is a project by the city of Aachen and enables dropouts to complete dual training IT specialist in just 18 months.

Turbo training for dropouts

Not everyone finds happiness at a university. "Much too dry, far too theoretical, far too little applied," says Philipp Habrich about his time at RWTH Aachen. After two semesters, he dropped out of computer science. He had worked hard to gain access to the course.

After graduating from secondary school, he first completed school training to become a “technical assistant for computer science”, while doing the technical diploma, then the full high school diploma. But the study was not his. The change to the Aachen University of Applied Sciences followed, in the hope of more practical orientation. Four semesters later the end again. This time it was math.

Habrich recalls that it was a very emotional moment. “Broke off my studies twice. Of course you ask yourself whether you are even suitable for something. ”Because studying is very popular and is seen more than ever as the cornerstone of professional success. Breaking off, on the other hand, is a sign of personal and academic failure. This development goes back to years of warnings, especially from the industrialized countries organization OECD. The Parisian scientists criticized that Germany had too few academics and that it was left behind in an international comparison of education.

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