Our partners abroad and especially the colleagues and students who prepare for a stay with us often ask very common questions…
For example: Good grief, Braunschweig? I never heard about that, where is it located?
Answer: Almost in the very heart of Germany

Question: And what does it look like?
Answer: Well, the best thing is to watch this little movie clip:

Question: How does the vocational training work in Germany?
Answer: Most of the vocational school students of the Johannes-Selenka-Schule visit their training company four days a week and attend school one day of the week.
The vocational training in Germany mostly takes place in a training company and the vocational school. We call it “dual education system”. The vocational school is responsible for the theoretical instruction and also parts of the general education. The school offers lessons with subjects with direct reference to the intended vocational field, but also lessons with political and general subjects.
The exact offer of subjects depends on the curriculum. This is issued by the single federal states of Germany. Concerning school matters, the federal states are mostly independent from the central government.
So there are 16 curriculae and 16 school acts, as many as there are federal states in Germany.
The training is organised by the vocational schools and the different organisations of trades and the industry, for example by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK).
The IHK has produced a movie about the german system of vocational education.

Question: Who is Johannes Selenka?
Answer: Johannes Selenka was born in Hochheim/Main in 1801 and died in Braunschweig in 1871. He was the founder of the first vocational school in Braunschweig.

Question: How many students do attend the Johannes-Selenka-Schule?
Answer: 2200 students from 19 different countries (in 2014)

Question: How many teachers?
Answer: 120

Question: Which professions are taught at the Johannes-Selenka-Schule?

The answers….. about 36
1) bakery salesperson
2) construction and metal painter
3) Construction materials tester
4) structural and Objektbeschichter
5) construction draftsman
6) biological laboratory technician
7) Bookbinders
8) chemical laboratory technician
9) Roofer
10) system caterer
11) skilled employee in the catering and hotel industry
12) skilled employee in the woodworking industry
13) automotive painter
14) butcher
15) salesperson butcher
16) floor tiler
17) Florist
18) wood technician
19) Cleaners
20) designer for visual
21) hotel manager
22) hotelmanager
23) Confectioner
24) Cook

25) Farmer
26) painting and varnishing
27) media designer
28) Media Technologist
29) Physics laboratory
30) Restaurant manager
31) Carpenters
32) Surveyor
33) improvement in horticulture
34) materials tester
35) Dental technician
36) Carpenters

Unfortunately it is not possible for us to translate all the pages of our homepage into the language of our partner schools.
But when you click the Icon with the globe sign on the upper right hand corner of the cover page you will find a lot more information about our departments, the administration and our school life.