The “Excellent Apprenticeship” initiative is aimed at training companies who can show an above-average standard of quality in the training of their apprentices. This quality in the apprentice training is defined via entrance and assessment criteria, the aim of which is to ensure a transparent and objectifiable assessment. This distinction guarantees that the apprentices receive good-quality training and advantages in their future professional careers, support in choosing an apprenticeship and additional further training opportunities.
Vorarlberg Innovation Award
The Vorarlberg ‘tourism innovations’ are traditionally presented and awarded at the Vorarlberg tourism forum. The projects entered for the awards are all characterized by creativity and ingenuity. They highlight the values of the ‘Vorarlberg’ brand in an exemplary fashion and showcase the innovativeness of Vorarlberg tourism. The award winners are selected by an expert judging panel. In 2014, Silvretta Montafon received one of three main awards for its concept ‘Freeride Hotspot Silvretta Montafon’. This is based on a well-rounded program of courses and a customizable infrastructure. Options include not only skills training for different levels but also safety training as well as guided tours and freeride safaris. The freeride center provides information about the weather and snow conditions, hires out avalanche equipment, answers questions and offers helpful advice. A practice area for avalanche searches is permanently available for use and guests can test the transmission function of their own devices at several lift stations. The hosting of premium freeride events rounds out the concept.