Festo Austria wins coveted award

Festo Didactic Austria has become the first technical training provider to win education certification from the State of Lower Austria.

The list of qualification criteria is long – from infrastructure of the training institute to gender mainstreaming – but the benefits considerable. Once certified, up to 80% of the course fees are paid to the participant by the state of Lower Austria. Currently around 50 organisations – from wellness and welfare centres to colleges of further education – have qualified for certification. Festo is the first in the field of Training and Consulting.

Lower Austria is thus following a European Union policy of improving quality in education. The state of Lower Austria has doubled the budget this year to 4 Mio € – a positive trend for training.

The certification will now be rolled out nation-wide in order to bring order and quality into training.

The certificate was presented to Hermann Studnitzka during a ceremony in St. Pölten by the Dr. Petra Bohuslav, District chief executive for Work Welfare, Sport and Culture and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jütte, head of the certification authority.