Making vocational education and training a first option - not a second choice!


Escape2Stay Rooms are primarily designed to motivate students for various vocational training paths such as mechatronics, electronics, or the hospitality sector trough a fun game. In the Escape Room, students work through theoretical and practical aspects of vocational orientation.  It is to be used as a new motivating and playful highlight.

The settings of Escape2Stay Rooms aim to raise awareness and to introduce and familiarize participants with Vocational Training.
Another very important aim is to promote soft skills such as team building and leadership. During the whole game there are interrelations between so-called “21st century skills” (Cruz, 2019) and various vocational training paths.

In this context our Escape2Stay Rooms should stimulate collaboratively the participants´ ability to out-of-the-box thinking, fostering critical thinking and creativity. There is no prior knowledge of the participants or Game Master/school staff required.

"You never fail until you stop trying"

Albert Einstein


White paper:

Based on a data collection phase including a national desk research and focus group interviews this White Paper has been produced. It helps to understand the potential of educational Escape Games for vocational guidance and reveals concrete, attractive elements from the professional working world to be demonstrated to the target group in the Escape Room settings. 

It is a document that gathers and synthetizes the information contained in all the five national reports that were based on research conducted at a national level by each partner. 

Report Austria   Report Germany   Report Slovenia​​​​​​​   Report Portugal ​​​​​​​  Report Spain​​​​​​​

The White Paper casts new light on vocational orientation beyond traditional formats thereby emphasizing its importance. And it hopefully encourages and makes you as (in-company) trainers, teachers and vocational counsellors want to try out and create Escape Games yourself.

ESCAPE2STAY Handbook :

The key challenges for vocational education and training (VET) are demographic change with all its consequences including the implications for securing the skilled workforce, and internationalization in business and society and the associated task of integration.

VET has a key role in providing people with the initial skills and qualifications to enter the labour market and supporting their upskilling and reskilling in a lifelong perspective to enable them to successfully manage career transitions.

The Handbook "Educational Escape Rooms used to improve the image of VET" addresses VET staff (teachers; advisors; etc.)  in vocational orientation and provides the methodical-didactical concept behind the Escape Room Settings. In concrete it will be guiding the "creators" of Escape games on how to concretely plan, implement and follow up an Escape Room intervention. It will also provide recommendations on how to integrate those settings into the whole set of vocational orientation activities. 

Students are never as motivated as when they compete against the clock to stop a nefarious hacker or wander through the closed room and try to “Open the door…please?!”. Escape Rooms promise an hour of puzzle fun, teamwork and logical thinking wrapped up in an exciting story, and many teachers are keen to harness this new trend for their classes. 

Partners :

The coordinator IHK-Projektgesellschaft mbH is the subsidiary company and VET provider of the Chamber of Commerce of Frankfurt on Oder and is in charge of promoting and implementing the dual VET system in Germany by leading VET-Business networks.

Auxilium pro Regionibus Europae in Rebus Culturalibus was founded in 2004 as a non-profit association for the promotion of education and culture in a Europe of the regions in Graz, Austria.

CEPROF - Centros Escolares de Ensino Profissional is the owner of Escola Profissional de Espinho, a VET school, and it was created in 1990. Its vocation is the promotion of school centres and vocational schools. It aims to contribute to the personal and professional skills of learners, preparing them to the job market. It promotes the approach between schools and enterprises and provides learning opportunities according to local and national needs.

Camara Zaragoza is a Public Law Corporation aiming at encouraging the public-private dialogue by representing, promoting and defending the general interests of Commerce, Industry and Services of the province of Zaragoza visà-vis the Public Administration.

Šolski center Nova Gorica (ŠC NG) is one of the biggest vocational educational and training centres in Slovenia, counting more than 3000 learners. ŠC NG is listed as one of the Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) that are developing into an important component of EU VET policy.

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Coordinator: IHK-Projektgesellschaft



Phone: +49 335 56 21 - 2000


IHK-Projektgesellschaft mbH

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