The programme of KADA consists of two pillars of service: „career development“ and „employment service“.
The purpose of the career development service is to promote the combination between a successful elite sport career, the best possible vocational/higher education and holistic personal development.
KADA’s support starts by serving talent athletes (primarily from 15 years on) in competitive sports. KADA sensitizes and counsels young athletes and their surrounding networks in terms of dual career. To broadly reach talent athletes, their parents, sports coaches and sports associations the „KADA career planner“ gives digital information on all existing educational options specifically designed for elite athletes in Austria, from lower secondary school until higher education.
Furthermore, KADA collaborates with the Austrian elite schools of sport. Within the scope of these collaborations, KADA raises awareness of the topic of dual career and support the schools as an external partner in preventing early educational or sport drop out.
The KADAcademy was founded in 2012 to offer elite athletes a tailored blended learning training to access higher education. The KADAcademy is located in Vienna (to best serve athletes from summer sports), Salzburg (summer/winter sports) and Stams (winter sports).
Within KADA’s national study framework SLS, a big part of the career development service is dedicated to student athletes. On an individual level, KADA offers elite sport-specific student consulting. On an institutional level, KADA cooperates with numerous public and private Austrian universities to systematically increase academic flexibility.