aspire das Know-how Kollektiv

Die aspire-Gruppe

The aspire group is a byword for the “work – live – learn” approach. A good work-life balance is our heartfelt mission – both internally on behalf of our employees, and externally, on behalf of our partners and customers. We see lifelong learning as the basis of our daily actions.

Rapid, volatile and global change is ongoing for all of us, in our private lives but also in business. In the knowledge of this, we take special care to shape our “journey” as a group of companies in close coordination with our teams.

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Udo Schelkes

We systematically generate knowledge and are the expert platform for training and work in Austria. This knowledge is continuously available online and is therefore of great benefit to society.

Udo Schelkes CEO aspire Education GmbH

Alleine gut, gemeinsam besser

Every year, the aspire-group helps more than 100,000 trainees to acquire knowledge. We actively provide training solutions for the business community to increase productivity, boost innovation and provide the skills training that is urgently needed to close the skills gap. We offer trainees choice, security and the highest quality. Our mission sees lifelong learning as an individual and future-proof concept.

We achieve all this with our approximately 1,200 employees, who design, organise and evaluate over 2,100 course formats annually.


Die aspire-Erfolgsformel: 1 = 8

Our eight companies work in a highly collaborative manner within the group. Each of the aspire companies has been successfully active in the Austrian and German educational markets for over two decadesFor selected sub-target groups, we provide integrated joint services, develop new learning technologies or enter into strong corporations with third parties. Thus, as a group, we have become the largest private sector training provider in Austria.
Together, we then systemically implement both the content and the radius of impact of new markets to realise our vision.

aspire – die EdTech-Gruppe

Technological opportunities Drive innovation in the aspire-group and create ongoing value for learners. We see ourselves as an ed-tech group of companies that consistently develops new learning services and support trainees in ever-better and more contemporary ways. Particularly in recent years, our learning services have been shaped by the use of collaborative, new, technological possibilities.

Unser Unternehmen

Every year, the aspire-group supports more than 100,000 trainees. We address both individuals and companies, helping them acquire knowledge in a variety of educational formats. Our focus on the wide variety of requirements in the world of work helps us to carry out excellent quality training and education.

Our providers’ companies cover a broad spectrum, from educational projects for public clients, IT training courses and studies abroad to high-end training courses with recognised experts. Our approach is to impart knowledge in ways that are appropriate to the job market, using state-of-the-art forms of knowledge acquisition.

ibis acam

ibis acam facts


ETC facts


ibis acam has been opening up new perspectives for people in the job market since 1993. The company is one of the most successful private training providers offering further qualifications for job seekers in Austria. Around 1,000 employees from more than 30 countries support more than 30,000 people in taking up new opportunities at around 100 locations throughout Austria every year. There is a clear focus on the individual. ibis acam sets trends in agile learning and individualised life design. The company has an impressive placement rate and empowers learners to master both professional and social challenges. Life Design coaching is a fundamental building block of the ibis acam services. Life Design is a creative problem solving methodology in which training coaches motivate students to acquire greater coping skills.

Our ibis acam WHY?

Our mission is to know why. Because: We are convinced that each individual can lead a fulfilled life on their own merits. By educating people, we support them and public clients to make their contribution to a socially and economically sustainable world.

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Since 1999, ETC has been providing IT training courses on all the relevant current software (such as Microsoft, Cisco, Red Hat, ITIL, Prince2, VMWare, and many more). This makes ATC the Austrian market leader and the first choice for IT training. ATC responds to the rapid development in networks, technologies and IT with deep understanding and experience in the field of product creation. ATC training Solutions cover all topics relating to IT, management skills and digitalisation requirements. Cutting-edge expert know-how ensures rapid learning success. ETC has become the authorised seminar provider for the most important global software brands, due to its extensive range of certifications. ETC sustainably helps companies to meet the challenges of digitalisation with confidence.

WHY our ETC?

We believe the knowledge and skills benefit both people and companies. We are thus fully committed to helping and supporting them in their continuous development, thereby creating an all-important competitive edge – now and for the future.

ARS facts


ARS is Austria’s largest provider of specialist private seminars. The clear vision of the ARS academy is that “knowledge leads to success”. In the realisation of this vision, the ARS Academy philosophy is that the best way to learn is from the best. The company thus helps people to develop further and creates a competitive edge. As a leading Australian provider of professional development for highly qualified technical and managerial staff, the ARS Academy covers an incredible breadth of subjects, including law, compliance, tax and finance, etc. The ARS Academy has a clear focus on premium quality competence building and a robust, lasting network for learners. The renowned OMF (Online Marketing Forum) and Nimmerrichter are integrated into the ARS Academy.

WHY our ARS?

We develop people and companies both professionally and personally with solid education and training. We see it as our obligation to create a universal platform for targeted knowledge transfer and efficient professional learning.

KAOS facts


The aspire business-to-public network is the KAOS Education Service, which focuses on career-enhancing professional qualifications and core competencies. The coal Market of KAOS is Tyrol. The company’s clear goal is to successfully help shape people’s future. The educational offer is both comprehensive and specific, with a focus on diverse key qualifications relevant to the job market, and career enhancing professional qualifications. Learners receive guidance at the start of their careers and are supported on the job market with a systematic and flexible approach.


We support people’s personal and professional development through their education. We focus on the individual needs of the learners, regardless of age, gender and nationality.

Stepin Facts


Stepin is the number one in student exchanges. The company was founded in 1997. In over 20 years as an exchange organisation, it has arranged inspiring stays all over the world for around 40,000 young people. Stepin’s services follows a clear vision of turning curious exchange students into confident citizens of the world. The programme offer is constantly being expanded and ranges from volunteer work, internships abroad and language trips to guest students stays on five continents.

Our Stepin vision:

We provide intercultural competence acquisition and have expanded our portfolio to include blended learning.

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