Vocational Education

Basic training

4600 students from 15 cantons of Switzerland and from the Principality of Liechtenstein attend lessons each week in one of our five departments: Building, Services, Design, Technology and Federal Vocational Baccalaureate. Alongside vocational training, general education and sports, we also offer a comprehensive selection of optional courses for talent development comprising vocational aspects, performance enhancement, foreign languages and much more. We form part of an international network, work in a project-based approach and maintain regular exchange with partner schools from Finland to Portugal and from Reykjavík to Tirana.


Whether erecting a wall, planning a heating system or carrying out a structural analysis – we train specialists who more than meet the demands of the construction industry of tomorrow. Specialist expertise, independence, networked thinking and the ability to work in a team are some of the key competencies required. Our teachers are equipped with the necessary specialist knowledge from their own practical experience to help students obtain these skills.

Federal vocational baccalaureate

Whether in parallel with or following an apprenticeship – a federal vocational baccalaureate opens many doors. 700 young adults successfully complete their federal vocational baccalaureate at the GBS every year. The federal vocational baccalaureate is a self-contained and challenging educational qualification that combines the benefits of practice-based training with a broad general education, improves career prospects and facilitates access to universities of applied science.


  • Technik, Architektur, Life Sciences
  • Gesundheit und Soziales
  • Gestaltung und Kunst
  • Wirtschaft und Dienstleistungen