August-Horch-Schule BBS Andernach

  • Andernach, Rheinland Pfalz, Germany
    Schillerring 5-7, 56626
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  • Teacher administrator: Ruth Schreckenberg


  • Sectors 01 Education , 04 Business, Administration and Law , 06 Information and Communication technologies , 07 Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
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  • OID Number 947650522
  • Specialising in sector 0412 Finance, banking and insurance0613 Software and applications development and analysis0413 Management and administration1011 Domestic services
  • 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 Erasmus experience of this centre We are looking for 2-3 other vocational schools as partners for our new Small partnership project:HERBS: History, Ecology, Rituals, Business, Science. I think that this might be a perfect topic for future cooperation, improving professional, linguistic, pedagogical, creative and intercultural skills in a hands-on project. We started our international teamwork in 2012 with the project Wine-an European asset together with partners from Croatia, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Turkey. As the cooperation succeeded very well, we continued with the Erasmus+ programme from 2015-2017 entitled: Applying Practices for Productive Learning of Enterprenieurial Skills - APPLES, which was rewarded with the eTwinning Quality Label. From 2017 to 2019 we cooperated again, this time refering to the actual topic of refugees and migrants seeking shelter and better living in the EU. Migration matters After we were obliged to reduce the number of our partners to five, we started - for fairness reasons - with a new team to realize the topic: Spa towns - places of civilization and health which we are going to finish in summer 2022. Being a vocational school, we have to say farewell to all our partners and to find new ones, exclusively vocational schools as well. In 2022/23 we realized successfully a Small-Scale-Project with focus on Let's rock the VOLCAN: Vocational Open Learning Cultural Activities Network. Therefore I am looking forward to get in touch with 2-3 vocational schools contacting me to plan a new project.

Organisation Description

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.

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