Industrial mechanics (m/f) ("Industriemechaniker/innen") produce component parts or component assemblies for machines or production systems, install them or modify them. They control and optimize production processes and are responsable for repair and maintenance work.
Graduation: There is no regulatory framework requiring a special education. Companies mostly employ trainees that have achieved the certificate of secondary education ("Hauptschulabschluss").
Type of occupation: recognized occupation requiring formal training
Type of training: dual training in industrial plants in the Baden-Wuerttemberg region.
Duration of training: 3,5 years
Places of training: training company and vocational school (dual training)
The lessons are held in so-called lesson blocks ("Blockunterricht"; also see "Blockplan"). There is a theoretical part as well as a practical part. The second training year ends with an midterm exam, the forth training year is completed with the final exam.
Pupils/students living at a far distance from the school have the possibility to be accommodated in a hostel incorporated into the school.