Building Skills for All:  How the Swiss Skills Academy is Making Learning Accessible

By Evelin Bermudez: In today’s knowledge-based economy, the skills-set we possess, the continuous learning we engage in and the professional networks we build are essential to finding a job. These fundamental elements are needed by anyone who is trying to integrate into the labour market. 

Continuing Education and Training (CET) serves to improve and update skills, abilities and knowledge, and to expand them to encompass new fields and tasks. Unfortunately, the provision of continuing education courses in English at affordable prices is very limited in Central Switzerland. In fact, the provision of courses comprised of one or more modules in English in subjects such as digital marketing, project management, and business development is non-existent.

The Swiss Skills Academy is offering international residents the opportunity to upgrade their skills after taking a career break, or whilst changing jobs or planning to set up a business. Some of our courses include basic and intermediate Excel, creating marketing material, social media and personal branding, pitching techniques, introduction to project management, and creating effective presentations on PowerPoint.  

All our courses are offered in English by qualified professionals. By conducting the modules in English, the Academy wants to ensure that they are accessible to individuals whose German skills may not be sufficient to attend courses currently on offer in the area, removing language as a potential barrier to learning or updating important skills needed to enter the workforce. Furthermore, Swiss residents interested in perfecting their English language skills and/or wanting to work in an international setting can benefit from our courses.

For those with an entrepreneurial spirit, we are offering a Small Business Boot Camp specifically designed for business-owners-to-be or those who just launched their business.  Those who participate in the boot camp will have the opportunity to meet with our team at a mutually agreed time and at no additional cost to review the material covered.


We want to support adult learning by ensuring the availability of high-quality courses at affordable prices. 

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