What we do

We shape the Canton of Zurich's education

The Department of Education's goal is an education that focuses on general education and specialist knowledge and that deals with vocational training of apprentices to become responsible, competent persons willing to learn and perform.

This facility includes pre-school, primary school, secondary school, grammar school and vocational school, university as well as the area of further education and training.

For that purpose, the Department of Education also provides supplementary educational facility (such as scholarships and the Careers Advice Service) with the aim of helping children, young persons and adults to start and advance their professional and social lives. The central issue is the improvement of equal opportunities.