aspire the Know-how collective

The aspire-Group

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

Good alone, better together

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.


The aspire formula for success: 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 – the EdTech-Group

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.

Our company

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 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.

ibis acam facts


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 ETC the Austrian market leader and the first choice for IT training. ETC responds to the rapid development in networks, technologies and IT with deep understanding and experience in the field of product creation. ETC 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.

ETC facts


For more than 20 years, brainymotion in Germany with over 300 courses has stood for a training experience that guarantees practical and innovative training and further education – and with joy!

The company maintains established partnerships with leading software manufacturers such as Microsoft and AWS as well as numerous other technology providers and system houses. The company is thus the leading training provider in the German market for the topics of IT technology (technical and end users), office application scenarios as well as management, project and process management methods.

Brainymotion has developed a wide range of training solutions and content in the segments of business customers (B2B) and publicly funded training (AZAV & QCG).

brainymotion offers 100% of its training offers flexibly according to customer requirements, physically, hybrid or online. At the core is the motivation that makes it easier for participants to learn the content of their training. The company currently employs more than 50 trainers who have more than 100 different manufacturer certifications and deliver 55,000 participant days or 3,500 trainer days a year – with an average rating of 8.8 out of 10.0 points.

Our brainymotion WHY?
We convert well-founded knowledge into valuable skills. Our claim for customers is: train smart. sure can.

brainymotion 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.

ARS 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.

KAOS facts


Stepin is now the number one high school exchange trip organiser in German-speaking countries. With detailed advice, full preparation and good support, students can immerse themselves in life at a high school and in a host family, true to the adage that you should never lose your curiosity.

In over 25 years (founded in 1997), the established exchange organisation has arranged inspiring stays abroad for more than 40,000 young people all over the globe.  The Stepin programme follows a clear vision of turning young people who are curious about the world into self-confident global citizens. (The programme range is constantly being expanded in order to be able to fully and passionately support the target group of young people in developing their intercultural and social intelligence).

Our Stepin vision:

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

Stepin Facts


WEKA Business Media AG is the first Swiss address for focused training and practical knowledge for specialists and managers.
Our know-how provides support in solving individual challenges in a wide variety of subject areas. Our solutions are tried and tested, up-to-date and directly applicable. Outstanding customer feedback and long-standing customer and employee relationships are important to us. Personal responsibility and entrepreneurship paired with team spirit are also important to us.

WBM Facts


We support companies, board members, CEOs, executives and specialists in making the decisive difference. In the ZfU seminars, you will find sparring partners for further development in order to master the challenges in corporate management, strategy, leadership and on a personal level. We create tailor-made programs with lasting value for companies.
You will find proven topics as well as adaptations and new content that meet the requirements of the professional and business world. In order to survive in the face of major changes, further training that is practical and up-to-date, passed on by the best in their field, is of central importance.
If you want to learn from the best, the ZfU is the right place for you.

ZFU Facts


Lernwerkstatt Olten is Switzerland’s leading training center for lively adult education, effective coaching, goal-oriented consulting and professional personnel management. The courses are offered at 30 locations throughout German-speaking Switzerland, with guaranteed delivery everywhere.
Lernwerkstatt Olten is also a pioneer in the digitalization of education and blended learning. It offers a variety of live webinars on all aspects of virtual teaching and coaching. Learning with enthusiasm

LWO Facts


We are passionate about training value-oriented systemic coaches throughout the German-speaking world. At the heart of our training is the St. Gallen Coaching Model®, a highly effective, scientifically validated coaching method that specifically promotes the development of personality traits on the basis of individual values.
Formats: Basic training, specialist courses with 9 specializations. Master training and workshops

CAS Facts

WEKA Akademie

Our mission is to empower and motivate people and companies to realize their full potential. We support this through up-to-date & practice-oriented training for all important functions in the company, networking for our participants during our congresses, as well as through company-specific individual solutions for the further development of individuals, teams and organizations. We use modern learning methods with a sensible mix of face-to-face and online training, which ensure that every type of learner can apply their knowledge quickly and build up sustainable skills within the company. WEKA Akademie GmbH, based in Wiesbaden and Kissing, is one of Germany’s leading providers of further training for specialists and managers, with pinpoint knowledge, a lively, intensive learning atmosphere, individual service and decades of experience.

WEKA Akademie Facts