Paths after graduation: application phase for Studienkompass ends

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Sunny prospects for the professional future after graduation: young people from non-academic families can receive support through a support program. © Frank Rumpenhorst / dpa / dpa-tmn

What happens after graduating from high school? Many young people are concerned with this question. One program offers orientation assistance to children of non-academics – they can still apply.

Berlin – Discover your own talents and skills and find professional options for the time after high school graduation: The Studienkompass funding program helps future high school graduates.

Young people from non-academic families can apply for the program until March 20, 2022. This is announced by the Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (sdw), which launched the program in 2007 with the Accenture Foundation and the Deutsche Bank Foundation.

Accompaniment lasts three years

Young people can apply if they graduate from high school in 2024 and their parents have not studied. Because the program is aimed specifically at children of non-academics, as they often have to overcome greater hurdles when it comes to professional paths after high school – for example because they cannot fall back on their parents’ experience on the subject of studies.

The program includes workshops, coaching and regular meetings, and volunteer mentors also support the young people. The program lasts three years in total – it begins two years before graduation and then accompanies the young people through their first year of study or training. dpa

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