Feierliche Auszeichnung herausragender Ausbildungsbetriebe; Foto: BMDW / Dolenc

An awards ceremony for outstanding training companies; Photo: BMDW / Dolenc

BMDW honors outstanding training companies Ten companies receive the national coat of arms for special merits 14 companies are “state-approved training companies” Seven companies receive the EU quality mark

“With today’s awards, we are honoring the outstanding achievements of Austrian companies. They prove the high quality of apprenticeship training and the contribution companies make to the business location and its continuous development. Particularly the training companies help to ensure that the economy gets urgently needed skilled workers and that mostly young people have the best professional and thus also personal perspectives. I warmly congratulate all companies,” said Section Head Georg Konetzky, who presented the awards on May 30, 2022 in the Ministry of Economy on behalf of Federal Minister Martin Kocher.

The award for special merits to the Austrian economy is granted annually on the basis of the trade regulations. The focus lies on innovative strength and sustainable business. The award entitles the holder to use the national coat of arms of the Republic of Austria in future business practice as a “state-distinguished company”.

The national coat of arms with the addition “State-distinguished training company” emphasizes the special achievements for apprenticeship training in Austria. Criteria are both an extraordinary quality of training in the company as well as special commitment in the training system (e.g. through participation in the development of new job profiles). This award underlines the importance of our specialist training, which is also internationally regarded as an example of best practice for the vocational training of youth and young adults.

In addition to the national coat of arms, the “Excellent Company for Learning in Europe” award is also presented as part of the Erasmus Plus project “EQAMOB – Quality Assurance for In-company Learning Mobility for Apprentices”. Companies that are particularly involved in the field of internships abroad for apprentices are thus highlighted in order to present the real added value of job-related experience abroad for apprentices and Austrian companies. This award was granted for the fourth time this year.

State-distinguished companies for special mertis to the Austrian economy (§ 68 Commercial Code):

  • Buttazoni Gesellschaft m.b.H., 9562 Himmelberg
  • Gmundner Ceramics Manufactory GmbH & Co KG, 4810 Gmunden
  • IMS Hoellinger GmbH, 3021 Pressbaum
  • Ineltro Electronics GmbH, 1232 Vienna
  • International forwarding company snail-reither Gesellschaft m.b.H., 4052 Ansfelden
  • Jank GmbH, 5225 Jeging
  • raunjak intermedias GmbH, 8510 Stainz
  • Samson Mess- und Regelgeräte Gesellschaft m.b.H., 1230 Vienna
  • Staud’s GmbH, 1160 Vienna

State-distinguished training companies (§ 30a Vocational Training Act):

  • Alfred Eremit Gesellschaft m.b.H., 2403 Wildungsmauer
  • Alpla works Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co KG, 6971 Hard
  • AUVA – General Accident Insurance Institution, 1100 Vienna
  • Federal Ministry of Defense – Army Clothing Institute, 2345 Brunn am Gebirge
  • Exenberger Elektro-Technik GmbH, 6370 Kitzbuehel
  • Fritz Egger GmbH Co. OG, 6380 St. Johann in Tirol
  • Handl Tyrol GmbH, 6551 Pians
  • Kufgem GmbH, 6330 Kufstein
  • METRO Cash & Carry Austria GmbH, 6063 Rum
  • Nature and wellness hotel Hoeflehner GmbH, 8967 Haus im Ennstal
  • Plumbing, roofing and sheet metal design Reinbold, 9360 Friesach
  • Siemens Mobility Austria GmbH, 8020 Graz
  • Stadtwerke Kufstein GmbH, 6330 Kufstein
  • VAMED-KMB Hospital Management and Operations Management Company, 1090 Vienna

Quality seal for learning in Europe” (EU award “EQAMOB”):

  • Baumit GmbH
  • Gregor’s pastry shop
  • Green Earth Production GmbH
  • Hafen Wien GmbH
  • Austrian federal gardens
  • Pöttinger Landtechnik GmbH