|Address||Wiedner Hauptstraße 63 - Vienna (Austria)|
|Contact Person||Claudia Scarimbolo|
|Telephone||+43 590900 3647|
WIFI, the Institute for Economic Promotion (Wirtschaftsförderungsinstitut) is a department of the Austrian Economic Chamber (WKO). WKO is the legal representative of the Austrian business community with some 350.000 members. WIFI is the largest provider of vocational training and advanced education in Austria. WIFI also develops innovative educational products in demand of the market and is a leader for design of new teaching methods and learning processes. WIFI is certified according the quality standard ISO 9001.
WIFI Educational Management coordinates all Austrian regional institutes and develops new educational products in the fields of management, corporate leadership, personality development, languages, business economics, IT, technology and innovation. Customised personnel and skills development packages are put together for businesses and implemented on-site by in-house training courses.
WIFI SME Support Centre is active in the fields of raising national and European funds for economic promotion of SMEs and as well dedicated to SMEs in the domain of awareness, events, information and consulting.
WIFI International is a worldwide acting specialist for seminars and training courses. Together with local partner institutes (WIFI branches are currently established in Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey), WIFI International regional managers create management training programmes designed to meet the individual needs of the respective markets.
The Diversity Charter, initiated in 2010 by the Austrian Economic Chamber, is an initiative to promote appreciation for all members of society - regardless of gender, age, origin or skin colour, sexual orientation, religion and belief, and physical or mental disability.
WKO is one of the main sponsors of “meritus” - the first Austrian Award for organizations engaged in an exemplary way in field of diversity = workforce diversity and diversity in sexual orientation. The award honours organizations that are involved in diversity management in the dimension of sexual orientation in particular.