About 175 employers from central Switzerland active in the fields of urgent care, long-term care and out-patient care (Spitex) united in 2003 under the umbrella of “ZIGG” (Zentralschweizer Interessengemeinschaft Gesundheitsberufe), the healthcare professional association of central Switzerland. ZIGG aims at promoting all healthcare professions and coordinating education. Since 2010, ZIGG has been providing high-level education for 900 three-year-apprenticeship healthcare students and 400 nursing students in its own new educational centre in Alpnach. The trainees from the two-year-apprenticeship in health and social care “Gesundheit und Soziales” are also being integrated at this location. Educational possibilities with a practical orientation are launched in coordination with partners in order to satisfy the present and future personnel requirements of the establishments.