Dear Visitor,

Welcome to the vocational college Castrop-Rauxel, Germany! Let me introduce our school: We, the "BKCR", are a public school offering vocational education and training for students ages 15 and up. With us, they can acquire vocational preparation, take dual education courses (apprenticeship plus vocational school) and reach various school-leaving certificates (up to the university entrance qualification/"Abitur") with an emphasis on vocational skills.

The BKCR has three main focuses (or "houses"): health, education/social work and business/administration. About 2,500 students are enrolled in our one- to four-year courses that are aimed to be in step with actual work practice. Over 150 teachers belong to our faculty. You can find more information on the wide range of courses we offer in the " Available Courses" section.

We have also been active in Comenius projects of the EU as well as in Leonardo/Erasmus+. Europe and generally a global perspective is also part of our curricula. For all this, the state government awarded us the title "Europaschule" in September 2015. You can read more about our international endeavours in the " BKCR International" section.

Now feel free to explore our school, our city and our region using the links on the left. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Best regards,

Fred Nierhauve
Headmaster