Pirlo awarded Austrian State Prize

Pirlo awarded Austrian State Prize

On November 12, 2019, the Federal Ministry in Vienna presented the Pirlo Group the ‘State Approved Training Company’ award. Companies were honoured for their exceptional performance in training apprentices.

In addition to extraordinary performance by the apprentices in final exams and applications, the jury also took into account training courses for apprentices and their training staff that went beyond their job profiles. This award in accordance with Section 30a of the Vocational Training Act entitles Pirlo to use the coat of arms of the Republic of Austria (official federal coat of arms) with the reference to ‘State Approved Training Company’ in its business activities.

Department head Georg Konetzky stressed the importance of local, dual vocational training as an international model to prepare young people for their professional careers in times of increasing digitisation.