Vice President for Competitions and Chair of the Competitions Committee
Stefan has been actively involved in apprenticeship training for more than 13 years after graduating in chemical industrial engineering. Furthermore he has been an examiner in final apprenticeship examinations for more than 20 years. Since 2003 he has dealt with apprenticeship training and skills competitions at the Institute for Research on Qualifications and Training of the Austrian Economy (ibw ‐ Institute for Research on Qualifications and Training of the Austrian Economy, www.ibw.at). He started his "WorldSkills" life as an Expert in Polymechanics in St. Gallen (Switzerland) in 2003. In 2004 he was nominated as Technical Delegate for Austria. From 2007 until 2015 Stefan was a Board Member of WorldSkills Europe and Chairman of the Competition Development Committee. In this function he was responsible for the technical organization of the EuroSkills Competitions.