Lauterach - 19.10.2010
GW is now a State-honoured training company
On 12 October, Gebrüder Weiss was awarded the ”State-honoured training company” prize by the Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth in Vienna. The award took place on the ”Day of Apprenticeship 2010”.
At Vienna’s Museum for Applied Arts, the Minister of Economy, Family and Youth Dr. Reinhold Mitterlehner conferred the award certificate to Wolfgang Niessner, CEO of Gebrüder Weiss. The ”State-honoured training company” quality mark is awarded for special achievements in education and apprenticeship training pursuant to §30a of the Vocational Training Act (BAG).
”We are very pleased with this award. It acknowledges the excellent daily work of our trainers and apprentice commissioners. We feel confirmed in our long pursued strategy to focus on high-quality education, particularly with regard to the sustainable success of our company. The better educated our employees are, the more effective we and our service will be”, says Wolfgang Niessner.
At the moment, Gebrüder Weiss has125 apprentices in Austria, who are trained and supported within a network of trainers and apprentice commissioners. The main goal is to keep the apprentices employed within the company after their final exams and continue to train them in the long term. Various Gebrüder Weiss branches in Austria had been awarded the ”honoured training company” prize regionally, but this is the first time for Gebrüder Weiss to have been honoured countrywide.
The ”State-honoured training company” quality mark has been awarded by the Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth for several years and allows the use of the national coat of arms in business communication. Criteria for the awarding of the state prize include: success in apprenticeship-leave exams and in provincial and national competitions.The relevant data must be collected over a period of six years by the companies and submitted to the regional advisory board on apprenticeship of the respective province. After evaluating the application, the prize is awarded by unanimous decision of the education advisory board of Austria.
Photos (source: BMWFJ/HBF/Srodic)
CEO Wolfgang Niessner (m.) with the Minister of Economy, Family and Youth Dr. Reinhold Mitterlehner (l.) and Alfred Koller, apprentice commissioner at the GW Linz branch (r.).
The Gebrüder Weiss organisation
The Group, with headquarters in Lauterach (Vorarlberg), has about 4,500 employees at 156 locations worldwide. GW branches and premises are located in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia , Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, the Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, India, the People’s Republic of China, Hong-Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, the USA and Canada.
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