Are you thinking about going to college or university? Do you want to climb way up the career ladder? Will practical experience help you achieve this? Way-up offers you an attractive route into the fascinating world of technology and assures you exciting career prospects.

Having passed your qualification for higher studies (Matura), you are on the fast track with Way-up. When you complete this practical training, you receive a Swiss Federal Certificate EFZ. This combination of the Matura and the practical experience you gain from Way-up makes it easier for you to get into college or university.

Apprenticeship duration

Our 3-year model includes the option of part-time study at a technical college during the last year of apprenticeship and also offers additional practical experience without loosing one year.

Vocational school / study days

Those studying technical careers (electronics technician, designer, polytechnician) will take classes at the vocational training college two days per week in the first two training years. In the three-year model (designer and polytechnician), part-time studies are started in the last year of the apprentices alongside usual work. Two days per week are allotted to studies.

In the business track, classes at the vocational training college are attended for half a day or up to one and a half days per week depending on the student's major and previous education. With economics and law as a major, you will join the company in the spring and gain 6 months of practical experience. From summer onwards, you'll attend the vocational training college or the vocational courses at the KBZ in Zug for one day a week. All other high school students attend the commercial vocational school at the KV Lucerne (entry in the second year of the apprenticeship).


  • Completed qualification for higher studies (Matura)

Future prospects

Completing this apprenticeship paves the way for further studies and opens various doors for you to shape your future career. The knowledge you have already acquired and the practical experience gained through the Way-up apprenticeship make you very sought-after on the labor market. 

Why you should sign up for Way-up...

  • You can obtain an EFZ certificate.
  • You will gain valuable practical experience that will make it easier for you to be accepted onto a course at a technical college.
  • It is highly likely that you will be offered part-time work during your studies.
  • If your studies are interrupted, with the EFZ (Swiss certificate of competence) you have good opportunities for a job.