Libraries, colleges, academies, language schools, continuing education centers...thanks to the extensive possibilities for continuing education in the state capital, there are no excuses for the education-shy.
Stuttgart doesn´t rest on its laurels in terms of education.
Since March 2009, for example, numerous Bachelor´s degrees in the areas of business, technology and social services have been offered at the first practical orientated college in Germany, the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart.
The Bibliothek 21 library on the future Mailänder Platz square will turn the public library into not only a cultural learning center, but also a highlight in terms of urban building.
Traditional educational facilities don´t have to hide in shame. With their broad range of continuing education possibilities, adult evening classes attract many people hungry for knowledge to the 4,500 classes per year.
The oldest university in the city, the University of Hohenheim, has an excelent reputation worldwide, especially in the area of agricultural sciences.
Naturally, the Stuttgart media world has superb possibilities for training and continuing education in this area, with the Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste, the Hochschule der Medien and the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy.
If you gain a foundation in this type of education, nothing should stand in the way of a high-flying career.
There are many opportunities to find the right job. Stuttgart has the highest export rate in Germany, and is the home of lots of big global companies such as Porsche, Mercedes, Bosch and Kärcher. Furthermore, the city is the third largest financial center in Germany, headquartering more than 100 bank institutes, as well as the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg state bank, the largest public bank in Germany.
Stuttgart has also made a name for itself as a top IT location, with the largest number of employees in the high-tech branch in Europe.
It´s also the home of the German headquarters of IBM and Hewlett Packard.
In times of economic crisis, however, not even the people in Stuttgart are safe from becoming unemployed.
For job-seekers, the labor agency in Nordbahnhofstraße is the first port of call, but temping agencies can also be a very good starting point.