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 - 2020).
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.
2020 - 2021 in cooperation with >Swiss Centre of Expertise in Human Rights (SCHR), Bern and University of Zurich
2008 - 2020 in cooperation with Swissuniversities Chamber of universities of applied sciences
2018 - 2022 in cooperation with EMPA/EAWAG and Pädagogische Hochschule Luzern
2008 - 2020 in cooperation with Verein Integration in Aktion
2012 - 2020 in cooperation with Swiss Youth Music Contest Foundation, Zurich
2018 - 2020 in cooperation with Ana Aqra Association, Luminos Fonds und UBS Optimus Foundation
2013 - 2020 in cooperation with Verein Lernwerk
2017 - 2019 in cooperation with LU Couture Luzern
2018 - 2020 in cooperation with Swisscontact
2017 - 2019 in cooperation with Swiss Centre of Expertise in Human Rights (SCHR), Univesity Bern
2014 - 2021 in cooperation with KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zürich
2014 - 2020 in cooperation with Gehirn- und Trauma-Foundation Chur and University Hospital Zürich
2016 - 2018 in cooperation with Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and novatlantis
of the Hirschmann Foundation