On-the-job training in a training establishment is part of the learning path for apprentices, training candidates and certificate of practice candidates. Moreover, many pupils will receive parts of their primary and secondary education and training in working life. Vocational training shall develop and train competent, knowledgeable, creative and innovative skilled workers. Working life is diverse and provides valuable experience. Apprentices, training candidates and certificate of practice candidates shall experience and take part in the traditions, values and culture of the training establishment and the trade.
Pupils, apprentices, training candidates and certificate of practice candidates enter working life with different backgrounds and learning needs. Good cooperation between school and working life increases the chances that more individuals can actively participate in their own education and acquire a sense of belonging in working and societal life. Cooperation also creates mutual understanding and promotes the goal of the training, which is to prepare each pupil for his or her future working life.