Grafenwöhr (D) - BS zur individuellen Lernförderung


The City of Grafenwoehr

Grafenwoehr is situated at the north-western border of the Upper Palatian dip (within the Northern Upper Palatian Forest Nature Park) and offers a nice scenic view across a part of the northern Upper Palatinate region. It is bordered in the south and the west by one of Europe's largest military training areas. Grafenwoehr is one of the oldest towns in the Upper Palatinate. Many traditions have been preserved here and yet the city was always open for change. Grafenwoehr received its town charter in 1361. Currently, 6900 citizens live on 216 square meters in Grafenwoehr and its incorporated communities of Goessenreuth, Kollermuehle, Josephsthal, Dorfgmuend, Hammergmuend, Bruckendorfgmuend, Huetten, Grub and Moos. Grafenwoehr offers three kindergartens, a large elementary and middle school, a Vocational school for individual learning support, an outdoor swimming pool, a community hall with a threefold gymnasium and conference rooms, a modern sports and fitness center, two old peoples' homes and a variety of services and shopping possibilities.


Vocational school for special education funding priority learning St. Michaels-Werk e.V. Grafenwoehr

  • Vocational school for special education funding priority learning
  • Boarding home 
  • Preparatory school facility

A different approach…..  

  1. Requirements of the working world

More and more workplaces in industrial companies which could be filled with unskilled workers have recently been lost to low-wages countries or these easy repetitive tasks have been done by machines. Over a long period of time only qualified employees with wide and well-founded vocational training have a prospect of an assured workplace with performance-based wages.


  1. Our method for meeting these requirements

Students who are not yet mature enough for vocational training are being prepared for their future jobs or for the vocational training during a pre-vocational training school year (Berufsvorbereitungsjahr - BVJ). During this year they have the opportunity to test their abilities which correspond to their chosen occupational fields. Certain subject matters and practical work are experienced here so the entrance into the later specialized classes is easier and gaining the final vocational qualification is more likely. The training in theory and exercise is carried out due to the specific methodology in small classes with an average of ten pupils per class. This guarantees a personal, intensive and adaptive vocational training atmosphere. Possible knowledge gaps can be covered in special teaching classes. As a result, these pupils are prepared in the future vocational training to acquire the knowledge and skills required to pass the final exams.

All trainees have to pass these vocational qualification exams in front of a audit committee and are subject to the same exam requirements. After this last step the former special-needs students manage to integrate themselves into the working world and into society. The advantage of our special vocational school:  We offer individual and intensive support in all theoretical and practical subjects with the help of a special method which presupposes small classes and small training groups.  Individual support with the help of computers.  Special teaching. In-house career counselling. Small classes and training groups.


 Jura-Werkstätten - Lebenshilfe Amberg-Sulzbach 

The focus of our work is the perception and furtherance of individual ability and skills to enable co-workers to be intergraded into working-life and the society. With that we are with you as competent and trust-worthy partner the industry committed to market-economical and environmental principles.


Aims & Objectives :

  • To identify and except individual performance-limits (self-assessment).
  • (Re)discover individual skills and personal tendencies.
  • Acquisition of key-skills drawn from a working-environment.
  • Further development of practical living and cultural technical abilities.
  • Efficient daily routine.
  • Develop (new) social contacts.
  • Further develop social aptitudes.
  • Discover personal creative possibilities.
  • Develop improved self-worth perspectives.