Twenty-five innovative professions on which Switzerland focuses

The State Secretariat for Training, Research and Innovation has approved 5 jobs in basic education and 20 in higher education

Every new year in the world brings new things to the professions
Every new year in the world brings new things to the professions

In Switzerland, vocational training offers are reviewed on a regular basis and, if necessary, adapted to the needs of the job market.
In the first six months of 2022 the State Secretariat for Training, Research and Innovation (SERI) of the Swiss Confederation issued and approved a total of 25 new and revised professions, 5 in basic vocational training and 20 in higher vocational training.
In particular, the professions of "Master in Building Thermal Planning" and "Digital Collaboration Specialist" were created to be in line with the new trends in sustainability and digitalisation.

Übersicht aller neuen oder revidierten Berufe Januar-Juni 2022 (Erlass oder Genehmigung durch das SBFI)
Opening of all new or revised professions, from January to June 2022 (Acte normatif édicté or approved by the SERI)
Summary of new and revised occupations between January and June 2022 (issued or approved by SERI)

Job interviews will have to take into account the future
Job interviews will have to take into account the future

From meeting economic needs to mega-trends

In the Swiss Confederation, the training contents are defined by the organizations of the world of work, responsible for the individual professions.
Usually the creation of new professions takes place to meet the needs, by the economic world, specialists and qualified executives with a specific profile.
Among the determining factors are mega-trends such as sustainability, digitization or climate change.

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A "Master of Planning in Building Thermal"
A “Master in Building Thermal Planning”: SERI introduced the new profession in Switzerland on 1 July 2022

Here is the “Master of Planning in Building Thermal”

To address the latter challenge, for example, the training of "Master of Planning in Building Thermal" (higher professional exam) was instituted.
These are technicians specialized in the design of thermotechnical systems in new or renovated buildings who manage the projects from the customer consultancy phase up to the testing and operational optimization of the systems, thus guaranteeing their correct functioning and maintenance.energy efficiency.

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A “digital collaboration specialist”
A “digital collaboration specialist”: SERI introduced the new profession in Switzerland on 1 July 2022

"Welcome" to the figure of the "Digital Collaboration Specialist"

In the digitization sector, on the other hand, the "digital collaboration specialist" (federal professional exam) was created, a professional figure who supports the technological transformation within companies by preparing customers and collaborators for the digital age.
In medium and large companies they participate in the implementation of specific strategies.

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The organizational chart of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) of the Swiss Confederation
The organizational chart of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) of the Swiss Confederation

A five-yearly audit of all professional training

La Swiss Confederation, especially the SERI, is responsible for issuing the ordinances on basic vocational training, for approving the regulations for the vocational and higher vocational exams and for the framework teaching programs for Higher Specialized Schools (SSS), as well as the recognition of SSS training cycles and postgraduate studies.
While in basic vocational training the cantons are responsible for implementing and implementing them, in higher vocational training these tasks are the responsibility of professional organizations or higher specialized schools.
Every five years, SERI checks all basic vocational trainings in relation to economic, technological, ecological and educational developments and, if necessary, makes the necessary changes.
The higher vocational training courses and qualifications are also regularly reviewed and adapted to new developments.

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The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) of the Swiss Confederation is based in Bern at number 2 Einsteinstrasse
The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) of the Swiss Confederation is based in Bern at number 2 Einsteinstrasse