Good job. Good life.

The Rhine Valley is home to global high-tech producers just as it is to regional businesses. Our successful Rhine Valley companies offer great jobs and opportunities for career development. It is a feature of the Rhine Valley that the region offers people not only the opportunity to make a career for themselves, but also a high quality of life und housing at the same time. The St. Gallen Rhine Valley region has one of the highest proportions of industrial companies in the high-tech sector throughout Switzerland. Sectors such as mechanical engineering, electronics and optics are also strongly represented here – by companies that are often global market leaders. The companies in these sectors, which number over 500, range from small businesses and supply firms to companies with several thousand employees, such as SFS Group and Leica Geosystems AG.


Everything for a successful start to a career.

Uneducated? Certainly not the Rhine Valley! Quality and innovation in training and further education have always been highly rated here. Aside from the local primary and secondary schools in every town and village, a high school and various private schools can also be found in the Rhine Valley. For those who want to attend colleges of higher education, the doors to major universities of applied sciences and the nearby University of St. Gallen stand open. But thanks to the International School Rheintal in Buchs, it is also possible to pursue an international education.

Education and industry belong together: Rhine Valley industry actively supports training and further education – for example through the Hans Huber Foundation. With recognition awards and scholarships, this foundation reinforces the dual education system and thus promotes the training of globally sought-after specialists with federally accredited apprenticeship certificates.

Anyone who wants to go on to tertiary education after their compulsory schooling has the option of going to high school, vocational college or commercial college. All institutions enjoy an outstanding reputation - and are easily accessible from anywhere in the region by public transport.

Those who want their children to enjoy an international education have the option of sending them to the International School Rheintal (ISR). Thanks to its accreditation by international educational programmes such as the International Baccalaureate and Cambridge International Examinations, the ISR can provide its students with the opportunity to pursue their further education at another international teaching establishment. Whenever and wherever they wish to.

Switzerland’s dual education system is a model of success. In the Rhine Valley, it is a model that is lived by employers and schools in equal measure. The Rhine Valley industrial companies take a proactive approach and offer young people opportunities for a successful start to a career through a broad range of apprenticeships. 

So education is highly rated in the St. Gallen Rhine Valley. You can find all the information, coordinates and contacts you need on all opportunities available in the region for education and training here