Highest quality in adult education: Rotax Academy @ RIC awarded again
Gunskirchen, April, 4th 2019 – Total points - this is the pleasing result of the auditors of the Adult Education Forum Upper Austria. For the second time, the Rotax Academy has been awarded the EB Quality Seal for the highest quality in adult education and is thus also listed as an Ö-CERT quality provider.
The EB Quality Seal - short: EBQS - of the Institute for Vocational and Adult Education of the JKU Linz and the Adult Education Forum Upper Austria is an important quality standard for Upper Austrian educational institutions. In addition to course offerings, equipment and communication, the process and quality management of the education provider are evaluated in a multi-stage process.
Certified quality – crossregional and transparent
EBQS-certified educational institutions also meet the requirements of the Austrian Quality Framework for Adult Education (Ö-Cert) and are listed as Ö-Cert quality providers. Ö-Cert is a proof of quality, which ensures mutual cross-regional recognition of existing quality assurance measures of adult education organizations. This means more transparency, access to cross-regional funding opportunities and an overview of quality providers for those interested in education.
The ROTAX Academy was first certified in 2016 with the EBQS. Since its founding, the adult education institution of the RIC (Regional Innovation Center) GmbH and the BRP-Rotax GmbH & Co KG has continued to evolve. The focus of the further education offer lies on the imparting of theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of technology, mobility, production of the future and Industry 4.0.
In the ROTAX Academy, lecturers from the fields of research and innovation pass on their knowledge to course participants of all levels of education as well as practitioners and peers. Currently 85 different courses are offered. 2320 participants were registered in 2018 - and the number is increasing.
"Thanks to our high-quality standards and our wide range of courses, we are a recognized education partner for companies and research institutes. This lively transfer of knowledge is a key success factor for us, "says Dipl.Wirt.-Ing. (BA) Josef Fürlinger, Managing Director of the RIC (Regional Innovation Center) GmbH, "We are pleased that we were awarded the full marks for the EBQS certification and were able to convince the commitee with the highest quality and a course program at the cutting edge! "
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