#mission
work
life
learn

About us

aspire education is the leading educational group in German-speaking countries and the parent company of the renowned enterprises ARS: Academy for Law, Taxes and Economics; ETC: Enterprise Training Centre; ibis acam, KAOS education service, Fast Lane and Stepin.

Our corporate group focuses on lifelong learning as an essential pillar of society. For us, digital learning is much more than just a catchphrase: we set standards. We actively offer solutions for the European economy – to boost productivity, increase innovation and combat the shortage of skilled workers. We provide learners with choices, security and excellent quality.

THE primary task of #missionworklifelearn is to put all this on a clearer, firmer footing.

The companies

Aspire Holding helps more than 50,000 learners every year – both individuals and companies – to acquire the requisite knowledge for all the demands of the modern-day workplace. Our providers cover a wide range of educational experiences, from AMS courses and IT training to high-end instruction with top experts. We promote lifelong learning by means of innovative, collaborative forms of knowledge acquisition in practice-related vocational training tailored to the labour market.

ARS

It’s best to learn from the best – and that’s what ARS stands for. Thus people can develop further and gain a head start. With top speakers, seminars on the latest issues and early recognition of trending topics. The clear standards of our premium brand enable concentrated competence to be imparted from a single source and provide learners with the latest insights from best practices.

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  • Führender österreichischer Anbieter beruflicher Weiterbildung von hoch-qualifiziertem Fach- und Führungspersonal, u.a. in Recht, IT und Finanzen
  • >2.200 Termine pro Jahr durchgeführt von circa 1.250 Top-Referenten aus Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft

ETC

IT is developing. People have to develop alongside it. ETC takes care of this with a deep understanding of changing requirements and a passion for technology. ETC is the first choice when it comes to IT training, offering cutting-edge, top-quality training solutions for all your needs – and a fast learning curve!

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  • Österreichischer Marktführer für IT-Trainings mit Angeboten für alle relevanten Software Programme (z.B. Microsoft, Red Hat, Oracle, Cisco)
  • >12.000 trainierte Kunden-Mitarbeiter pro Jahr
  • >30.000 registrierte Personen auf e-learning Plattform trainIT

ibis acam

Our focus is on the individual. ibis acam makes people fit for work and helps them to realise their vision, especially in transition situations. The ibis acam services are high quality, professional and close to you – spatially as well as humanly. We achieve an impressive placement rate and prepare learners for professional and social challenges.

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  • Größter Anbieter zur Weiterqualifizierung von Arbeitssuchenden in Österreich
  • Rund 75 Standorte mit mehr als 30.000 Teilnehmern pro Jahr
  • Digitale Lernplattform aspidoo für Live-Learning im virtuellen Seminarraum in direktem Austausch mit Trainern und anderen Teilnehmern

Stepin

Stepin GmbH: Germany’s leading high school specialist and “number one” in “inquisitive global minds”. In the past 20 years, the established exchange organisation Stepin has provided inspiring stays abroad all over the world for around 40,000 young people. Our Vision: Inquisitive global minds become self-confident global citizens.

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  • Nr. 1 bei Schüleraustausch in Deutschland – 17 Programme in 35 Ländern auf 5 Kontinenten
  • 55 Mitarbeiter in Hamburg, Frankfurt und Bonn
  • Mehr als 40.000 Auslandsaufenthalte seit 1997

KAOS

We are an educational company with 20 years of experience, whose central task is to support, train, advise and coach people in their professional and personal development, regardless of age, gender, origin and education. At our locations throughout Tyrol, we implement this task responsibly and with commitment. With a comprehensive range of training courses, we provide our participants with key qualifications for the job market as well as career-promoting professional qualifications. Around 45 committed employees, a pool of outstanding trainers and consultants, as well as modern, well-equipped training rooms and learning workshops guarantee educational measures at a high quality level.

Fast Lane

Fast Lane has been training thousands of participants worldwide in all facets of information and communication technology for more than 20 years. In addition to various in-house training courses, the portfolio also includes certification training in the areas of IP telephony, security, management, wireless, storage and cloud networking from the world's leading network suppliers. As a training centre, Fast Lane contributes to the success of IT projects from start-ups to international corporations. No matter where in the world they use IT solutions, most of the time Fast Lane's know-how is there.

Our mission

At aspire we champion the third pillar of the work-life-learn balance: learning. We motivate and inspire others to act with passion and energy. We get people united behind the idea of the need for lifelong learning. Our guiding principle is to give everyone access to learning content, regardless of their background. We believe that education can and must empower everyone in society to make a vital contribution to it.

Education provides trust.

Education provides security.

Education connects.

Our team

aspire education has more than 20 years of experience in all business areas and draws on accomplished and proven management teams in the respective fields to further the development of the corporate group.

Udo Schelkes

Udo Schelkes

Geschäftsführer Aspire Education
udo.schelkes@aspire-education.at
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Michael Swoboda

Michael Swoboda

Geschäftsführer ETC / ARS
michael.swoboda@etc.at
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Richard Melbinger

Richard Melbinger

Geschäftsführer ARS / ETC
richard.melbinger@ars.at
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Leopold Fischl

Leopold Fischl

Geschäftsführer ibis acam
Leopold.Fischl@ibisacam.at
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Simone Czekala

Simone Czekala

Geschäftsführerin Stepin
simone.czekala@stepin.de
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Johannes Lampert

Johannes Lampert

Christoph Becker

Christoph Becker

Stephan Gruber-Fischnaller

Stephan Gruber-Fischnaller