Innsbruck. In total, ÖBB is investing around 44 million euros across Austria in new construction projects for the ÖBB apprenticeship system; Of this, about 10.3 million euros are for the ÖBB training workshop in Innsbruck. While 100 trainees have been trained in Innsbruck so far, the number of training places in the new training workshop in Innsbruck can be increased to more than 130 places.
The vocational training at ÖBB has a long tradition. With more than 2000 trainees, ÖBB is currently the largest training company in the technical field. In professional competitions, graduates win many prizes and prizes every year, and training workshops are state-recognized training companies. And the most important thing: Today’s trainees are tomorrow’s specialists, and they urgently need ÖBB to meet the challenges of the future – especially in terms of climate protection. In order for this successful path to continue into the future, a new ÖBB training workshop for Tirol was built on the site of Innsbruck, next to the existing building, which has also been extensively modernized. The Talent Factory was opened jointly with Deputy Governor Ingrid Philip, Member of Parliament Cornelia Hageley (on behalf of LH Günther Platter), OBB CEO Andreas Mata and Innsbruck Mayor George Wiley.
In total, ÖBB is investing around 44 million euros across Austria in new construction projects for the ÖBB apprenticeship system; Of this, about 10.3 million euros are for the ÖBB training workshop in Innsbruck. While 100 trainees have been trained in Innsbruck so far, the number of training places in the new training workshop in Innsbruck can be increased to more than 130 places. On the Innsbruck site, young people can study six technical fields: Electrical Engineering – Systems and Industrial Engineering. Electronics – information and communication technology; Metallurgy Technology – Mechanical Engineering. Mechatronics – automation technology; Metalworking technology and pathway as well as in commercial apprenticeship: office clerk, learning future-oriented occupations.
Skilled workers from the future
All present at the opening day agreed that vocational training has become more important:
Deputy Governor Ingrid Philip: “In the new ÖBB training workshop here in Innsbruck, young people are being prepared for the jobs of the future. This also demonstrates that climate protection creates jobs – especially on railways. This is in exciting, safe and future professional fields. I am very happy that in the future more than one hundred and thirty will be able “Trainees from studying in a modern building and that their training will play an important role in climate neutral mobility in the future. I also particularly thank ÖBB officials for their special commitment to securing skilled workers here in Innsbruck.”
State Parliamentarian Cornelia Hagel (On behalf of LH Günther Platter): “The State of Tyrol has been focusing on the issue of skilled workers for some time. So it is with pleasure that large companies like ÖBB apply the highest standards in training apprentices. This makes them an important partner for us and makes an important contribution to society in our country.”
Andreas Mata, CEO of ÖBB-Holding AG: “This new building was very important to me personally. ÖBB is one of the largest trained coaches in Austria. We are clearly number one in technical professions. With the beginning of the current vocational training year, we have accepted 643 new trainees all over Austria, which is a new record. Our interns must find the best conditions for their training.A new training workshop in Innsbruck provides large rooms with daylight, and an ideal room climate thanks to intelligent systems of ventilation, cooling and shading, and the latest equipment and machinery After all, the best employees are also key to a successful future for Deutsche Bahn “.
George Wylie, Mayor of Innsbruck: “Railways are the backbone of sophisticated public transport. Well-qualified ÖBB employees ensure that this works every day. Interns will find the best tire conditions for this at the new training workshop in the Welten district of Innsbruck. In the new apprenticeship year alone, the opportunity will only be available once.” Another for more than 40 young people to get the best training with great future prospects. I am glad that we have this wonderful facility in the state capital so far. ”
A new training facility for trainees has been constructed or completely renovated on an area of approximately 4,500 square meters (gross floor area). Professional training for metalworking takes place on the ground floor (with modern lathes and milling benches, and forging and welding booths) electrical laboratories, laboratories, computer rooms, a central social room and a breakout balcony for trainers and trainees. Administrative area offices, multimedia meeting and training rooms have been set up on the second floor. In the basement there are building tech, storage and state of the art rooms, unisex – separate sanitary rooms and showers.
In addition, a flame cutting system is available for special metalworking, and a track building exercise room enables training of superstructure activities.
Sustainable and environmental construction
In order to reduce energy consumption in the future, the building is built in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. The illumination is performed by automated LED daytime running lights. Heating is carried out via the area heating tube, and cooling during the summer months enables both a fully automated shading system and a cooling system fed by groundwater.
Figures, data and facts
Construction start: March 2019
Moving to a new building: Summer 2020
Total completion: May 2021
Investment size: about 10.3 million euros
Total area: about 4,500 square meters on three floors and a basement
Construction work: assembly hall with welding and blacksmithing work places, modern work places for turning and milling, training rooms, meeting, residence, storage, office, electrical laboratory, computer room, changing rooms for girls and boys, sanitation rooms