Bern, March 16, 2021 – The application phase for the ICT Education & Training Award 2021 is open. The national association ICT-Berufsbildung Schweiz is calling on ICT training companies to apply by May 31, 2021. The Special Prize “Best ICT Vocational Trainer” will also be awarded for the third time.

From now on, training companies can apply to ICT-Berufsbildung Schweiz for this year’s ICT Education & Training Award. Since 2012, the national association has awarded the prize annually to organizations that are particularly committed to promoting young talent in the professional field of information and communications technology (ICT). Companies, administrations and non-profit organizations that train apprentices in the professions of IT specialist EFZ, media specialist EFZ and ICT specialist EFZ, but whose core business is not vocational training, are eligible to participate.

The categories

The three categories are based on the number of ICT employees in the organization: 1-20, 21-100 and over 100 ICT employees. For the third time, a special prize will be awarded to the best ICT vocational trainer. Learners or employees are invited to enter dedicated ICT vocational educators. An independent jury will nominate three finalists per category and for the Special Prize.

The Jury

The jury is composed of the following persons: Werner Scherrer, Jury President (Zürcher Lehrbetriebsverband ICT), Patrick Aebi (ICT Berufsbildungscenter AG), Moira Barbuti (UBS), Dr. Peter Heinrich (ZHAW School of Management and Law), Giancarlo Palmisani (Swico), Annalena Tosi (digitalswitzerland).