The most important job advisors
for your children: parents

As the world of vocational trainings and studies is changing continuously, parents often feel unable to help their children cope with the pressure of that important decision. That is where we come into play and try to help your children get informed and feel more secure about themselves and the opportunities that are presented to them. Still, parents are the most important advisors as scientific research proofs.

Job orientation days
for parents and students

Get informed together with your children!

Parents are important counselors when it comes to find the proper profession for their children. At the more than 25 parentum events parents get support in finding a vocation for their children together with their children. Duration of parentum events is 4 hours each, weekdays from 3 – 7 pm or Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm. 

Parents information
about our fairs

vocatium and parentum

Parents' letters are distributed via the pupils - with information about the fairs for training+study vocatium and about the parents+pupils days parentum. In the parents' letters, the facts about the respective fair are presented succinctly and concisely.

Important: All pupils who are not yet 16 years old at the time of the fair (in Austria: 14 years) must have their registration forms signed by their parents for scheduled talks at the vocatium fairs.

on parents evenings

Schools invite

At school parents evenings, employees of the IfT inform about the local parentum events.


for parents

Preparing for the parentum

Workshops for parents are being organized in preparation for the parentum career choice days. Time and place will be announced via the daily or weekly newspapers. You can find further information here.


Fair profiles

All trade fairs and information at a glance

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Internships, Trainings & Studies

Find the right company or university for your child!

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.

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The IfT Institute for Talent Development offers various media to help your children make a career choice and to support their personal and professional development.

“Chancen” Guides

‚“Chancen‚Äù guides

The "Chancen" guides inform about the potential of the vocational and educational world. They are published for around 85 regions. Updated annually.

Mentors projects

Mentor projects

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



Under the motto "me&us ‚– Commitment for the world of tomorrow", the IfT organizes workshops and forums for voluntary involvement of young people in the areas of social, cultural, sports, science and politics.

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