Sectors 01 Education , 04 Business, Administration and Law , 06 Information and Communication technologies , 07 Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
OID Number 947650522
Specialising in sector 0412 Finance, banking and insurance0612 Database and network design and administration0613 Software and applications development and analysis0713 Electricity and energy0714 Electronics and automation0716 Motor vehicles, ships and aircraft
Jobs Banking and financeOffice managementMarketingAdministrative and secretarial servicesData entryComputer administration and managementComputer media applicationsComputer network installation and maintenanceInformation technology administrationNetwork administrationComputer systems analysisOperating systemsPower line installation and maintenanceRoboticsMetal fitting, turning and machiningAutomotive electrical systems
The centre is able to provide work placements for students with special needs No
Type of work placements Student work placementsTeacher exchanges
Erasmus Experience Yes
The AHS is a regional school including several types of schools; from classical vocational school of the dual system, to full-time vocational school and technical secondary school we provide students with training programs and diplomas from high school to secondary school and university entrance. Currently 83 colleagues teach and form in technical ( electrical, automation, metal and automotive engineering ), home economics , health and business-oriented professional fields. Our 1,600 students represent the average population. The proportion of pupils with an immigrant background is around 20%. Some of our students come from socially disfavoured families, they suffer from the precarious professional relationships, separation or long-term unemployment of their parents.
There is a network formed by two social workers, teachers and volunteers who support students especially in administrative affairs, in examination preparation and in their entry into working life. For this reason, they stay in permanent intensive contact with employers and with parents – as far as they are attainable. By this means we are successful in reducing school-drop our to a minimum: only .
Since 2012, we have been participating successfully in the EQuL pilot program of Rhineland- Palatinate , which promotes the transfer of self-responsibility, quality management and an innovative teaching and learning culture. This includes management by objectives, teacher teams’ forming, creation of a school marketing concept , own budgeting , continuous improvement through a structured feedback system and external evaluation and the development of a quality manual.
Since 2019 we are an accredited “DALTON” school.
On our homepage pupils find possible training places offered by the companies whose trainees visit the vocational school at the August-Horch-Schule. Clicking on the company logo leads them directly to the training place info on the company’s homepage.
The employment agency works directly at our school as one employee is present twice per month to answer all the pupils’ questions concerning their professional choice and career. In addition, she offers qualified assistance and helpful advices with regard to letters of application, CV and job interviews in order to prepare our pupils best for getting the coveted job.
The August-Horch-Schule supports its pupils not only in their school development, but also in the direction-oriented career or study place selection by inviting companies to present themselves to the pupils, organising plant visits to companies in the region and visiting universities on the occasion of a “taster days.
About 20% of our pupils do have a migrant background as their parents have immigrated from Turkey, Kosovo and Russia. There are also some students with Italian, Spanish, Polish and Greek roots.
Since 2016 we have had special welcome classes for refugees, v.a. From Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, some of whom were illiterate, most of whom spoke only their mother tongue but no Western foreign language. Our institution is thus directly affected by the issue.
Our institution can therefore provide some experience in teaching heterogeneous pupils from which our partners can benefit.
In addition, specialised teachers could be involved in our project as experts and interview partners giving first-hand information and practical advice, but also an insight in the difficulties and challenges they have to face.