Professionals of the future
eEducation & digital education in focus
With its in-house Innovation Lab, KTM Motohall is also an industry partner of the eEducation Austria initiative, a project of the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research. This educational facility for schoolchildren was developed together with the Linz-based art, science and technology center ARS Electronica Solutions. The project concept, called "Motorcycle of the Future," focuses on the didactically sensible use of digital media and on increasing digital and information literacy (digi.komp) in Austrian classrooms.
Networking to tackle the shortage of skilled workers and support new areas of action
We cooperate on an ongoing basis with universities and technical colleges on topics such as sustainability and the shortage of skilled workers. The aim is to establish an open network to exchange experiences and get to know potential future employees. At the same time, we identify the areas where action is needed and determine how measures can be implemented together. Specific examples of projects include cooperation with universities and colleges at job fairs, research projects, student research papers, assignments to perform technical tasks and the awarding of internships and diploma theses.
Vocational promotion – positively supporting the labor market
Innovation Lab – workshops for children and youngsters
Technology and innovation are always at the forefront of what we do, which is why we want to get the young target audience excited about the technical areas we cover. In our Innovation Lab in the KTM Motohall, children and youngsters can have fun learning the basics of electrical engineering and digital design in workshops. A solid educational concept serves as a basis and acts as a guide for the workshop supervisors.
Supporting children and young people and giving them a good start in life and in the world of work really matters to us. Since the first Caritas Learning Café in Mattighofen started its work, it has been supported financially by KTM AG along with other partner companies. The Caritas Learning Cafés offer children and young people aged between 6 and 15 from socially disadvantaged families free support with learning and afternoon childcare.
Apprenticeship – image promotion, training and recruitment campaign
The apprentice training and recruitment campaign are important milestones in our personnel strategy. This is why we have invested 2.5 million euros in the expansion of our apprentice workshop. Over an area of 3,000 m2 featuring state-of-the-art infrastructure we train the skilled workers of the future in a total of 20 apprenticeship areas. The capacities are sufficient for a total of 230 apprentices – in the years ahead the stated aim is also to increase the number of apprentices from the current level of around 200. At the apprentice workshop open day, those who are interested can see the wide range of training options available for themselves.