Full-time vocational school - Graduation and future prospects
The vocational school graduation
The training as musical instrument maker culminates, in the specialized fields of plucked instrument making, brass and woodwind instrument making with the final exams of the full-time vocational school and at the same time with the artisan test by the chamber of hand craftwork. The successful completion of the final exams of the specialized field of violin making culminates in the issuing of the certificate of apprenticeship.
The graduates of the full-time vocational school are employed as assistants in musical instrument workshops in their specialized fields or in the relevant departments of specialist music stores, or as self-employed musical instrument makers or repairers or restorers.
Graduates of all specialized fields are free to continue with their achieved certificate of apprenticeship to finish their training and suitability test as master craftsman or woman. Violin makers and plucked instrument builders are free to enrol for a four year degree in musical instrument making and can qualify themselves at a technical college as a graduate musical instrument maker.