Vocational education is based on two factors: education and industry. The main objective of education is to train people for a sustainable place in the labour market and in society as a whole. Industry deploys professionally qualified employees and makes an important contribution to the content and quality of offered training programmes.
Education and industry are brought together in the Foundation for Cooperation on Vocational Education, Training and the Labour Market (SBB). The SBB is the main organisation charged with creating this compatibility. Its work includes themes with a cross-regional and cross-sector focus.