The Process

The Talentcheck in three steps


Here, teachers can register a school or a grade 7 or 8 class for a visit to the Talent Center as part of a school-based event.


Prior to visiting the Talent Center, students must complete a pre-evaluation at school.

Talentcheck & Talentreport

The Talentcheck takes place at the Talentcenter and takes around four and a half hours. The next day, the young people can download their personal Talentreport online.

At a glance

rofessional vocation orientation for 13 to 15-year-olds in the 7th or 8th year of school, including snacks. The WKO Styria offers the Talentcheck for classes of styrian students for a cost contribution of €15 per student (cost for individual registration, incl. Advising: €190). Prior to visiting the Talentcenter, a pre-evaluation must be completed at school. The Talentcheck takes around four and a half hours and a maximum of 48 students can complete the Talent Check at one time.

After testing, the students receive a certificate and can download their personal Talentreport the next day online. This provide young people with an overview of their strengths and talents in an easy-to-understand format, including concrete suggestion lists of vocational and training opportunities. The Talentcheck is recommended by the Department of Education of Styria for vocational orientation.





Explanation of the Talentreport

In this video, you will find an explanation of the Talentreport and help in working with it. There is also an explanation of the structure of the Talentreport and a brief description of the most important next steps for you to take. Take time and read your Talentreport carefully.


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Map “Vocational Orientation with Heart and Mind”

So you don’t get lost in the jungle of vocational orientation, we would like to give you an overview of the most important steps in the vocational orientation process  with our map “Vocational Orientation with Heart and Mind”. You can also use the check boxes to review the milestones you’ve reached so far, check them off and keep and eye on your own individual development.


This Guide was created in conjunction with the University College of Teacher Education Styria and teachers from Styria. Proven methods already in use have been brought together to help you make best use of the Talent Report.


In order to best support students in making the leap into the world of work, individual advising based on the Talentreport is available from the 2020/21 school year.

Thanks to financing from the Department of Economics of the State of Styria and the support of Styria’s Department of Education, it is possible for trained vocational orientation guides with knowledge of the region to help students put the results of the Talentcheck into practice.

Use what talents you possess; The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.” This quote from Henry van Dyke has guided my work in educational and vocational orientation and student advising for a long time. It makes me very happy that our styrian students are being given the opportunity at the Talent Center to try out and discover their various talents and to receive feedback in the form of a Talent Report. In this context, it is very important for me to integrate the professional work before and after the visit to the Talent Center into continuing education events for VO teachers and students at the University College of Teacher Education Styria.

Prof. Sabine Fritz, BEd MA,
University College of Teacher Education Styria, Departmental Director Institute for Educational Governance

I am a VO teacher and student adviser at the NMS Ilz and every year we participate in the Talent Check at the Test Center in Graz. The school community at NMS Ilz (parents, students and teachers) agreed two years ago to include the contents of this evaluation in CPT (Child/Parent/Teacher) meetings. The prerequisites for this (GDPR, etc.) are in place and so the girls and boys give their opinion on the Talent Report. Parents also give their perspective with the help of concrete questions. From the school side, the respective administrators attempt to provide a summary and bring in school-related components. This new method of evaluation has captured the interest of other schools and, of course, it is possible to get more information from me. (+43 680 2330822).

SR Hans-Peter Reisinger, BEd,
VO teacher and Student Adviser at the NMS Ilz

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