Youth projects SMS

New bridges to training and work for young people

The modern world of work presents young people with new challenges: What are my skills and strengths? Should I continue to go to school or do an apprenticeship? What training courses and professions are there actually? And what knowledge and skills are required in the world of work?

Two subsidiaries of the ÖSB Group have been implementing the two projects for many years Jugendcoaching and AusbildungsFit at several locations in Austria.


Our offer at NEBA Jugendcoaching

Jugendocaching digital:

  • With the digital file, we enable paper-free documentation.
  • External access to the Jugendocaching documents is possible via our Next Cloud.
  • Monitoring for follow-up and follow-up purposes is possible using online questionnaires.

Advice & tools for Jugendocaching:

  • Support check: web-based questionnaire on risks and potential
  • Potential check: standardized, psychological test procedures for performance and occupational diagnostics
  • Therapeutic psychological counseling

TalentScout Jugendocaching:

  • Professional orientation - individual strengths and interests are matched with suitable (professional) training
  • Application training and matching - application documents and strategies are optimized together
  • Education and career prospects - specialist advice in the dual training system / dual academy

Mag.a Susanne Zurl-Meyer
Head of youth projects SMS & Innovation and Advice

Carinthia, Styria & Vienna


Jugendcoaching supports young people at risk of exclusion and / or dropping out of school from the end of compulsory schooling to sustainable integration into a further education system. The Jugendocaching also offers assistance in fulfilling the training obligation. The youth coaches (e.g. AMS, work assistants, etc.) accompany you when you are looking for an apprenticeship or when you start your career directly by handing it over to the responsible bodies.
Jugendcoaching is a low-threshold support offer. The first contact can take place directly at the school location or at the advice center. The level of supervision is adapted to the individual needs of the young people.

Our offer

Jugendcoaching offers young people who need support during the transition from school to work or further education, individual advice and support. The support offered by Jugendcoaching is divided into 3 phases:

  • Level 1: general information on Jugendcoaching and an initial consultation of 3 to 5 hours of performance. The parents can be included in the “basic counseling”.
  • Level 2: Advice according to the case management approach, advice period of max. 6 months
  • Level 3: Support in terms of case management; individual support over a period of max. 1 year

After completion, both follow-up care and re-entry are possible within the age limits. After the Jugendocaching, it is possible to take advantage of support from the (youth) job assistance, which supports the young people in their search for an apprenticeship or job.

target groups Carinthia

Students of the AHS, BHS and BMS from the individual 9th ​​year of school attendance up to their 21st birthday or up to their 24th birthday, if certain evidence (e.g. disability, special educational needs) is available.

target groups Styria

Basically all young people from the age of 15 up to their 19th birthday or up to their 24th birthday, if e.g. there is a disability or special educational needs. 


  • Young people at risk of dropping out
  • Youth outside the education system
  • Juveniles in prison (three months before release from prison)
  • Participants in the production school

With a personal perspective planning, another school visit, a qualification measure, an apprenticeship opportunity or a permanent employment relationship should be made possible.

target groups Vienna

  • Students of the BMS and BHS from the individual 9th ​​year of school attendance up to their 21st or 24th birthday, if certain evidence (e.g. special educational needs or disability) is available.
  • Young people between 14 and 19 years of age who are at risk of being excluded from the system and who have dropped out of vocational middle or vocational secondary school immediately before.

This measure is financed by the European Social Fund.

NEBA is an initiative of the Ministry of Social Affairs.