Initial vocational training (formation professionnelle initiale) provides young people with a general, theoretical and practical education allowing them to obtain a professional qualification documented by an official diploma or certificate.
In Luxembourg intial vocational training is offered at the level of secondary education. It includes 120 training programmes focussing on the professional world.
Intial vocational training is available at the middle and higher level of public and private secondary schools.
With the amended law of 19 December 2008 on the reform of vocational training, this training underwent a significant reorganisation, focussing more specifically on:
- facilitating the integration of young people and adults in economic and social life thanks to better qualification ;
- facilitating access to lifelong learning ;
- reducing the failure rate and the number of young people dropping out of school without a qualification.