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1zu1 Prototypes is a state-approved training company

The Ministry of Economics has honored 1zu1 Prototypes for its achievements in apprentice training. As a reward for its work with young talent, the Vorarlberg-based company will in future be permitted to use the Austrian national coat of arms.

“Only 0.35 percent of all companies located in Austria have received this state award to date,” explains the Economics Minister, who considers the “high-quality training and further education of specialists and managers” as a key factor behind Austria's high level of international competitiveness. This is particularly true for 1zu1 Prototypes. “To manage challenging assignments from our customers, we need specialists with strong technical problem-solving skills,” explains Wolfgang Humml: “We cannot find these individuals in the job market. We must introduce them to the challenges ourselves.”

Excellent academic performance

At the Dornbirn-based company, 28 young people are currently completing their training as machining technicians, plastics technicians or plastics molders. To ensure optimal training conditions, the company continuously invests in its training workshop. Three modern milling and CNC machines are available to the trainees. During their training, however, the apprentices also work in all departments at the company. From September 2018, nine apprenticeship positions will again be filled in the specified occupations. One position as an office administrator is also available.

“Besides the technical training, we also think it’s important to support our apprentices in their personal development,” reports Daniel Schäffler. The even includes a healthy diet in order to maintain their fitness for work as well as general good health.

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[Translate to English:] Wirtschaftsminister Harald Mahrer und das Team von 1zu1 Prototypen [Translate to English:] 1zu1-Prototypen-alle-Lehrlinge-2017 [Translate to English:] Staatlich ausgezeichneter Ausbildungsbetrieb