About 4,000 companies, technical colleges, universities and institutions value the fact that they hold many qualified discussions every year with interested young people about training, studies and further training at the fairs by IfT Institute for Talent Development. A perfect fit. Well prepared. Binding.

400,000 young people and young adults are addressed personally in 2023 by the IfT, provided with multimedia information and attuned to the direct contacts.


400,000 potential apprentices and (dual) students are approached by IfT staff in topics of career choice and vocational training. Job-oriented information is directly conveyed and handed over to the young people in workshops lasting for one or more hours.

  • Over 12,000 Workshops with students every year

Building on this, the IfT organizes around 90 educational fairs every year. These focus on the well-prepared, binding dialogue between young people and representatives of companies, universities, (technical) colleges and institutions.

The forums are:

  • Trade fairs for training+study: vocatium 
  • Parents+student days: parentum

  • Chancen-guides (80 regional editions, with a total of 400,000 copies)
  • Flyers for parentum
  • Letters for parents
  • Advertisement in daily and weekly newspapers
  • Social media (e.g. Facebook )
  • Our homepage www.erfolg-im-beruf.de
  • Learning and information forum vocatium online with search area for internships, training and study places with profiles of companies, technical colleges, universities, institutions, etc.

At vocatium fairs, students get into contact with professionals who already had training / did studies in the fields of expertise that are of interest for students. In lectures and individual interviews students get informed and might find their future profession. There are around 80 vocatium fairs annually. Here you can find the application.


Our movie about the vocatium fairs gives you an impressum on how they work.

Parents are important counselors when it comes to finding the proper profession for their children. 10 parentum events parents get support in finding a vocation for their children together with them. The duration of parentum events is 4 hours each, weekdays from 3 – 7 pm or Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm. Here you can find the application.


The education fair pluspunkt.ausland brings young people together with foreign providers and former programme participants. It shows parents and children the many possibilities for journeys into the world. Young people with a CV abroad bring valuable experience and skills that help them to make personal and professional progress.

Welche Einstellungen und Fähigkeiten dienen einer potenziell erfolgreichen beruflichen Laufbahn? Zu diesem Thema veranstaltet das IfT Institut für Talententwicklung künftig Workshops für Jugendliche im Berufswahlalter, für Auszubildende und/oder Studierende.

Den Teilnehmer*innen wird in Workshops ein grundlegender Kompass für ihre berufliche Tätigkeit vermittelt. Wie planen und gestalten sie ihre berufliche Zukunft im sozialen Kontext so, dass sie in ihrem Leben in Richtung Erfolg unterwegs sein werden?


Der vocatium campus soll langfristig zu einer Bildungsinstitution ausgebaut werden, die durch die Kooperation mit Hochschulen auch einen berufsorientierenden Masterstudiengang für Mitarbeiter*innen von Ausbildungsabteilungen und Studienberatungen realisiert.

Erster Kooperationspartner für gemeinsame Projekte ist seit Sommer 2020 die lettische Daugavpils Universität.

The IfT Institut für Talententwicklung has been supporting a German-Chinese cooperation for years.

  • German-Chinese contacts for vocational trainings
  • professional nursing staff for the German job market
  • Chinese universities on the vocatium fairs



IfT Institut für Talententwicklung International GmbH
Hinter der Twiete 23
22851 Norderstedt


Aiping Stintzing
Phone: +49 176 6236 6914

The following search mask will help you find companies, universities and institutions that offer internships, gap years, trainings and courses of studies. There are also some associations and initiatives that offer social internships.