A graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasedena, California, Schmidt holds a Bachelor of Science in Transportation Design, a diploma in Fine Art, a vocational diploma in Art History and History of Architecture and a Federal Diploma
as a Restorer and Carpenter.
Graduates from apprenticeship programs can continue their education at higher education institutions, such as colleges of higher education, or obtain a federal diploma
in nursing, tourism or accounting, or as a taxation expert, for instance.
She acquired a Swiss Federal Diploma
as Purchasing Manager two years later.
* From 2001: Mutual recognition of academic and federal diplomas
; elimination of the "saisonnier" (seasonal worker) statute; red-tape reduced for work permit holders residing in Switzerland who want to have their families join them in Switzerland.
Management of memberships, licenses of practitioners and competitors, federal diplomas
, federal labels and consultation of federal information or official documents of the FFE.