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Swissmem Vocational Training


Swissmem is the Swiss association of mechanical and electrical engineering industries (MEM industries) and represents the interests of 1,000 member companies in economic, social and educational matters towards politicians, national and international organizations, labour unions and the public. As the leading representative body of industry, Swissmem provides its members with practical services.


Swissmem Vocational Training

Swissmem Vocational Training is the center of competence and service for vocational training in the Swiss mechanical and electrical engineering industries (MEM industries). We strengthen Switzerland’s competitiveness as a place for work and research by promoting vocational training that is up-to-date and attractive to young people.


With 21 full-time employees Swissmem Vocational Training is Switzerland’s biggest organization that is dedicated exclusively to developing professional profiles, teaching materials and services for vocational training. Our activities are centred on the professional fields of mechanical engineering, design engineering, automation, electronic engineering, information technology and business administration (with a focus on industry). Swissmem companies train approximately 8,200 apprentices in these professions.


Our Services

Numerous medals won by apprentices at the World Skills competitions testify to the world-class vocational training in the Swiss MEM industries. Swissmem Vocational Training strengthens the competitiveness of its members and of Switzerland as a whole in national and international markets by continually developing the dual system of vocational training.



Swissmem Vocational Training is a market-oriented business unit of Swissmem which offers its products and services in the competitive market for vocational training. Our customers are industrial companies, vocational training centres, centres for inter-company training, technical schools, associations of the MEM industry and related industries, labour organizations, federal and cantonal administrations as well as suppliers and book shops.