Der Standard (12 June 2012)
Almost 280,000 Austrians between 15 and 64 years old have not graduated from compulsory school, and every year 3,500 to 5,000 adolescents leave school without graduating. The council of ministers therefore will enact a law that provides €54.6 million (maximum €6,600 per person) to open new possibilities on the job market for these individuals. Courses will prepare people for exams in the subjects German, English, mathematics and vocational knowledge. Additionally, people will have to take two exams from the following fields for their compulsory school equivalencies: “creativity and design,” “health and social work,” “nature and technics,” and an additional language.