Where sustainable ideas meet various potentials, progress is born. Ideas are the achievements of people who know how to deploy their talents. But how do young adults recognize their competences? And how do competences convert into job opportunities? The IfT emphasizes those competences by motivational speeches and projects together with schools and different institutions.

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 profession. There are around 85 vocatium fairs annually.


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. At parentum events parents get support in finding a vocation together with their children for their children. Duration of parentum events is 4 hours each, weekdays from 3 – 7 pm or Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm.

Whether jobs, seminar, training, postgraduate studies, starting up a business – the fairs show many opportunities for vocational education and development and make the right contacts.


Getting engaged in clubs and associations, be it cultural, sportive or political, can offer young adults valuable experiences for their professional future. Young adults get to know themselves and their talents, trying out various things. They obtain competences helping them to find a proper job and solutions to job-related tasks. The ‚Äòich&wir‚Äô meetings connect young people with clubs, associations and foundations.


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.

The IfT Institut für Talententwicklung supports young people in their personal and professional development. Some example projects:



In an annual number of thousands of workshops ‚– spread over more than 80 locations ‚– the IfT offers training on career choices and talent development for young people.

“Chancen” Guides

‚“Chancen‚Äù guides

The "Chancen" guides inform about the potential of the vocational and educational world. They are published for around 75 regions. Updated annually.

Mentors projects

Mentors projects

Professionals from the vocational world accompany your children on the way of their career choice and application to companies or universities.

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