63 people successfully complete their apprenticeships
63 newly qualified apprentices successfully completed their apprenticeship at ETH Zurich in 2015. Half of them gained a vocational matriculation certificate.
Just like last year, all the apprentices and trainees who completed the apprenticeship examination ('LAP') at ETH Zurich passed the exam in 2015. This means that 63 newly qualified apprentices in commercial and technical fields have now successfully completed their apprenticeship at ETH Zurich. At the 2015 LAP Celebration on 8 July, Dieter Schorno, Head of Vocational Education and Training at ETH Zurich, noted that half of the apprentices had gained a vocational matriculation certificate ('Berufsmatur').
"The apprenticeships at ETH Zurich are great", said Fabio Bazzi, newly qualified physics laboratory technician, in his speech: "the students get a lot of support." Highlights of Bazzi's apprenticeship included an internship at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and a visit from the Italian Minister of Education, Stefania Giannini.
The apprentices each received a torch engraved with their name and profession as a gift from Lukas Vonesch, Head of Human Resources. These were made by trainees in electronics and polymechanics (metalwork) in the workshop at the Department of Physics.
The best mark (a 5.8) was achieved by Samuel Schneider, an apprentice in biology. At least nine apprentices achieved an overall mark above 5.3 (some of the final marks were still to be confirmed at the time of the celebration).
A total of 26 women and 37 men completed their apprenticeship at ETH Zurich. Grouped by apprenticeship type, in 2015 there were:
- six electricians,
- two information and documentation specialists,
- two operational maintenance specialists,
- two computer scientists specialising in application development,
- two computer scientists specialising in systems engineering,
- 19 business administrators,
- ten biology laboratory technicians,
- eight chemical laboratory technicians,
- one media technician,
- six physics laboratory technicians, and
- five polymechanics.
ETH Zurich is currently training more than 170 apprentices in 13 vocational fields.