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Business-related education at SIS secondary schools and grammar schools

All students in the upper secondary and grammar school sections of Saxony International Schools receive insights into vocational training, the world of work and business management, in addition to a comprehensive holistic and foreign language-oriented education.

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All students in the Oberschule and Gymnasium sections of Saxony International Schools receive insights into vocational training, the world of work and business management in addition to the comprehensive holistic and foreign language-oriented education.
SIS is one of the pioneers of the secondary school project "Praxisberater". This cooperation project of the Saxon Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs with the Federal Employment Agency was launched in June 2013 as a support measure for individual promotion for career and study orientation. Each pupil receives a development plan from the practical advisor according to the results of an analysis of his or her potential, which is coordinated with the teacher, the parents and, of course, the pupil himself or herself. In addition, the practical advisors establish and maintain contacts with companies and offer individual counselling for pupils and parents in Years 7 and 8.
The Subject Practical Education (PU) is an additional offer at our schools and part of the compulsory timetable. The lessons take place in teaching cabinets that have a pool of tools and machines, computer technology and high-quality working materials.

Vocational orientation in everyday school life

The Oberschulen Reinsdorf and TRIAS Elsterberg have already been awarded the Saxon Seal of Quality for Vocational Orientation for the high quality of their vocational orientation. The other schools work according to the same concept, which means that a uniform quality can be expected.

Practice-oriented teaching

In the practice-oriented lessons (PU) as well as in combination with TC/computer science/WTH, we teach the pupils versatile basic crafts skills and abilities, e.g.

  • diverse projects in metal, wood, plastic, textile processing,
  • In the area of robot programming, students learn on models, create circuits and test programming,
  • NC programming on an NC milling machine,
  • Designing and constructing bodies, scanning parts with professional software and redesigning them or developing new ones, including the production of certain parts using a 3D printer,
  • Technical drawing both via PC and by hand,
  • Learning how to calculate the manufacturing costs of parts, effective design of production costs with different assembly variants (nest production),
  • T/C technology and PU are interlinked,
  • the Office package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is linked to ten-finger writing.


In the subject Economy-Technology-Household (WTH), a so-called business start-up project is initiated from grade 7 onwards, which is further developed in the following grades. Through the practical/theoretical work on a concrete example, the pupils internalise both the connections between the individual subjects and the requirements and necessity of learning for their future lives to a special degree. In the interdisciplinary project, they deal with the following points, among others:

  • What company could I start?
  • Success and market analysis, personnel and financial planning, discussion of approaches
  • Development of a business plan

Each company receives a fictitious starting capital at the beginning of the project. Then it is a matter of dealing with business registration, tax office registration, bank, company premises, tools, necessary working materials, etc. Offers have to be written and loans taken out, processes calculated, employment contracts prepared and wages calculated. Offers have to be written, loans taken out and processes calculated, employment contracts prepared and wages calculated. Of course, creating a homepage (in computer science classes) is part of the tasks, and the possibility of insolvency is also discussed. For companies abroad, offers have to be written in English or Spanish, and the students also have to inform themselves about the customs there.

Contact person - Employment Agency

Ms Andrea Henig
Career counsellor

Phone: +49 37296 548-500

Visitor address:
Stollberg Employment Agency
Schlachthofstraße 5
09366 Stollberg

Responsible for career and study orientation of the IGN

Ms Kaps
Schulweg 2
09399 Niederwürschnitz

Phone: 037296 932078


The following dates are useful for training, work and study.

However, it should be noted that there may still be postponements or cancellations of events due to current events.

University Day at the University of Cooperative Education Saxony

"Karriere Start 2022 - Die Bildungs-, Job- und Gründermesse in Sachsen", Messe Dresden

Chemnitz Education Day

Open Business Week (Saxony-wide)

"Girl's Day 2022", "Boy's Day 2022"

all information and dates can also be found on our Instagram account bo_ignion

Language diversity

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