Dual-track VET and mobility
Unlike many other education systems, the Swiss system requires young people to make an important decision by the end of lower-secondary school: whether to pursue further scholastic education or Vocational Education and Training (VET) at upper-secondary level.
It is, however, always possible for young people to change their minds once they have started out on either pathway, regardless of their initial choice. Obtaining any qualification opens up a range of possibilities for further education and training.
To get an idea of what Swiss dual-track VET programmes have to offer, you may want to refer to the below list (in blue, in French), which shows career options. As you can see, there is a very broad range of fields to choose from.
Banking and insurance
Counselling, guidance, therapy
Education and training
Chemistry, plastics, paper
Energy supply, electrical installation
Hotels, restaurants and catering
Information technology and mediamatics
Media and information
Industrial food production