As part of a new international mobility programme in vocational education and training, the pilot project led by the Canton of Zurich and funded by Movetia is about to send 30 apprentices to start-ups in Shanghai.

This innovative exchange is organised in the form of a public consortium and showcases intercantonal cooperation. The exchange will give students from Zurich, Lucerne, Schaffhausen and Zug the chance to discover the Chinese metropolis during a three-week traineeship.

By totally immersing themselves in a Chinese working environment, the young computer scientists will get to experience the globalised and constantly evolving IT sector first hand. This unforgettable experience will equip students with a multitude of new skills that are highly sought after in the job market.