Partnership with the Austrian Construction Guild

Vision Education is delighted by its partnership with the Austrian Construction Guild. Thanks to its ‘LearnMatch Business’ language-learning tool, it is now offering specialist German vocabulary for the construction industry

The construction trade is, without question, one of the most important drivers of the Austrian economy. One of the core points of the Federal Guild of Construction’s mission statement revolves around the transfer of knowledge. As part of further training courses, special attention is paid to teaching German in an industry-specific way.  ‘LearnMatch Business’ is considerably improving and, at the same time, making the communication among employees at the construction industry’s professional association much easier. 

Multilingualism on construction sites? No problem!

The construction industry is indisputably one of the sectors of the country’s economy that are known for their international workforce. According to the monthly figures published by the BUAK (the Construction Workers’ Leave and Severance Fund), in 2019, a total of around 130,000 people were employed by Austrian companies. 37% (about 50,000) of these employees come from countries such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Poland, or Hungary.

This makes construction sites a place of multilingualism. German is nevertheless considered to be the primary language of communication there. The technical vocabulary offered by LearnMatch Business was created in close collaboration with the Austrian construction industry. It offers the ideal industry-specific solution in this regard. Ultimately it guarantees that work can proceed smoothly. The language that is being learned, German, is taught bilingually with 17 different native languages.

Digital learning to boost both understanding and productivity

Thanks to the partnership WITH the Austrian Construction Guild and Vision Education, employees from an array of countries can receive tailor-made vocabulary and language training in their own native tongue. The ‘LearnMatch’ app’s intuitive and playful user interface enables them to quickly learn basic vocabulary related to everyday life.  But they can also build up specialist vocabulary. 

As the saying goes: if you want to build a tall tower, you need to spend a long time on the foundation. And in this case, the foundation is the language we have in common. 

 

Vision Education and Enzler Reinigungen AG work clean

Switzerland is not only famous for cheese, chocolate and watches. No! It also has a name for its cleanliness. Enzler Reinigungen AG makes an important contribution to this. And now Vision Education and Enzler Reinigungen work clean together. We are very much looking forward to offering our users exclusive content in our mobile language learning app through Enzler, our new partner. With LearnMatch, the industry solution for technical German in the cleaning sector, this partnership with Enzler Reinigungen AG makes a significant contribution to improving internal communication and productivity. “We are confident that Vision Education’s leading language app will significantly increase the quality of our dual education programme. Our employees’ qualifications are of central importance to us,” says Peter Helbling, Managing Director of Enzler Reinigungen AG.

Enzler Reinigungen AG gets things straight

For 85 years, qualified cleaning staff throughout Switzerland have been contributing to perfect cleanliness. Enzler Reinigungen AG consistently positions itself at the top of the Swiss cleaning companies. As one of the most traditional cleaning companies in Switzerland, Karl Enzler is the third generation of his family to manage the company. Since 1935, this independent company has developed steadily. Now it is one of the leading companies in the industry. Enzler Reinigungen AG has a comprehensive cleaning know-how with the most modern means and specialised cleaning techniques. This enables their cleaning specialists to meet growing demands in the field of cleaning and hygiene.

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Highly qualified employees for extraordinary services

More than 2,700 employees in over 900 properties throughout Switzerland ensure that the most diverse requirements for cleaning properties are met. Enzler Reinigungen AG knows the industry-specific and legal regulations. Therefore their customers are offered a comprehensive, high-quality and specialised hygiene service. The range of services includes maintenance cleaning, industrial cleaning, construction and special cleaning. Furthermore, facade cleaning, indoor pool cleaning and housekeeping are also being offered by Enzler Reinigungen AG. 

Sustainable use of resources is a top priority

Part of Enzler’s ecological responsibility is the efficient use of necessary cleaning agents. This also ensures the long-term maintenance of the value of infrastructure and real estate. For the sake of the environment, the use of chemical cleaning products is avoided wherever possible. If the use of such chemicals is unavoidable, care is taken to ensure correct application and dosage. For this service, Enzler Reinigungen AG was certified according to ISO 14001:2015.

The cooperation between Vision Education and Enzler Reinigungen AG is an important step for the future of the building cleaning industry. We are pleased to be able to make a contribution together.

 

CLEANING TIP from Enzler Reinigungen AG

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Partnership with HOLZMANN Medien

The partnership with Holzmann Medien is particularly important for Vision Education. A strong product requires strong partnerships. Through our new contract with Holzmann Medien, we have partnered with one of the leading specialist publishers in the German-speaking world. With its focus on crafts, small and medium-sized businesses and healthcare, this specialist publisher is the ideal partner for our innovative language solutions. ‘Rationell reinigen’ − its leading industry magazine − recommends the LearnMatch app for the building cleaning industry.

Holzmann Medien – where tradition goes hand in hand with innovation!

For over 80 years, Holzmann Medien has been one of the 50 largest business and specialist publishers in Germany. With specialist media in the trade, construction, smart engineering, cleaning, health and hotel industries, Holzmann Medien marries innovativation, quality and strength! There is no contradiction between tradition and innovation. On the contrary, Holzmann Medien combines the two in a perfect marriage.

A company based on strong principles

The creed of Holzmann Medien is: “Continuing education, training and further education really help people move forward”. Lifelong learning is a common faith within the company. All employees are firmly convinced that they are creating something valuable, whether as an educational coach for their readers or as a fair partner for customers and business partners. How do they achieve this? At Holzmann Medien, this is achieved through state-of-the-art tools such as online learning, apps and communities. However, the familiar books and magazines of their established brands are not neglected. The synergies between tradition and innovation result in increased trust and partnership, which in turn lead to enhanced user values and networks.

The vision: Specialist media of today build the success of tomorrow

Offline and online, but always with its finger on the pulse of digital transformation, Holzmann Medien designs the leading media of tomorrow. The dynamic family business works passionately on the future of new digital and analogue traditional media. Quality journalism for specialists is freed by the motto: “Strong brands for strong minds“. Holzmann Medien is focused on sustainable growth, innovative business models and the networking of its target groups.

We are looking forward with excitement and anticipation to our future growth in partnership with Holzmann Medien.

LearnMatch makes your holiday a dream holiday

LearnMatch makes your holiday a dream holiday – in a particularly innovative way. How? It’s very simple. No communication problems at reception, in the restaurant or at the hotel bar because staff have your language at their fingertips. LearnMatch has taken care of that and we count on your help to announce the good news to all hotels and restaurants. Why? So that soon every unique holiday experience runs smoothly. The best part? Never again having to explain with hands and feet that you need a hairdryer. And … never again having to worry about the waiter not understanding the food order. With LearnMatch, every business in the industry becomes a new tourist magnet. Why? Because tourists appreciate good service, and that includes the communication skills of the employees.

Tourism as an essential economic factor

With its new language learning solution for the hotel and tourism industry, Vision Education is breaking new ground! Our LearnMatch app is primarily designed as an international export product for countries in which tourism plays a significant role in the economy. The composition of the mother tongues integrated within the app is designed to match the needs of these locations.

The complete tourism industry solution

Within the two main sections, hotel and gastronomy, the new comprehensive set of vocabulary covers all areas, including topic blocks such as reception, housekeeping, service and kitchen. With more than 1,500 learning words and example sentences, our app now contains the most comprehensive technical vocabulary ever created for use within the LearnMatch Business App. The hotel vocabulary is made up of over 1,000 and the gastronomy vocabulary of over 500 learning words.

The hotel and gastronomy industry

Our two modules are available as either integrated or individual content, with the main learning languages being English and German. In summary, the tourism content is an international solution for countries where tourism is an important economic factor. Vision Education are bringing LearnMatch to countries such as Spain, Croatia, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Egypt. That way in the future, communication between holidaymakers and hotel and catering businesses can run as smoothly as possible. LearnMatch makes your holiday a dream holiday – effortlessly.

LearnMatch is reliant on WORD OF MOUTH. Please spread the news that we are coming to support the tourism industry with LearnMatch. Our hope is that the industry will soon regain its previous momentum and come out of the crisis reaching ever-greater heights.

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LearnMatch-App supports Aprende.org

Hola LearnMatch amigos!

Our first project in South America, namely Pro Mujer, has already proven that we don’t just have a head for football. But now it’s time for us to go one step further. Vision Education is now  supporting the NGO project APRENDE, together with the Carlos Slim Foundation. And our app LearnMatch plays a huge role!

NGO projects that are of global importance are a matter close to our heart.  With Aprende.org, we have brought on board the most important learning platform in Latin America! In the future, our LearnMatch app will offer linguistic support for this free platform. Aprende.org has been developed for people who are keen to learn new things. Users will be able to access a diverse range of languages free of charge. Thereby they can expand their language skills. All that for a bigger goal: more education for all! A matter truly dear to our heart.

Collaboration

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What is the Aprende.org platform?

The Aprende.org platform focuses on areas supported by the Carlos Slim Foundation.  The aim is to offer assistance in the areas of education, employment, culture and health to people with little access to education. The mobile version of Aprende.org is also free for active Telcel and Infinitum users. Some of the courses are developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. Their goal is to help users develop specific skills so that they can find better jobs later on.

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How is the platform structured?

The platform consists of three main areas: Education and Culture, Capacítate Occupation and Capacítate Health. Under Education and Culture, you will find courses in primary and secondary education, higher education and digital media. Capacítate Occupation offers training and further education in finance, construction, health care, technology and tourism. Capacítate Health puts together proposals for health care in the workplace or at school, among other things.

We are excited to see how users in Latin America respond to our LearnMatch app, and look forward to working with the Carlos Slim Foundation and Aprende.org.

Piepenbrock – our big new partner!

Dear LearnMatch friends,

We have good news for you again! Now it’s official! A new big partner is on board!

And not just anybody! It is Germany’s number 1 in building cleaning! We are proud to be able to provide our users with even more high-quality input in the mobile language learning app with Piepenbrock in the future. Thus the industry solution for technical German for building cleaning has found an enormously important customer with the will to improve their own internal communication and productivity.

Hard facts about Piepenbrock

With 60 branches and around 27,000 employees at a total of 800 locations, Piepenbrock ensures satisfied customers every day in the maintenance, cleaning, facility management and security business segments. But also special competences such as DGUV inspections, winter services, energy management, clean room cleaning and green area maintenance belong to the first-class range of services. More than 12,500 customers use the clean services.

Sustainable action is a top priority

But Piepenbrock is more than just a cleaning company.  Piepenbrock also stands for sustainable action. The implementation of the “Piepenbrock Goes Green” environmental programme, the close cooperation with the Plan International Deutschland e. V. children’s charity and the fact that the company has been bearing the “Ensured Sustainability” seal of the German private institute for sustainability and economy since 2014 are proof of this. Since 2019, Piepenbrock has also been involved in social projects and supports the Stiftung Deutsche Demenzhilfe.

We are looking forward to working with Germany’s leading provider of cleaning services.

fleoo.net wins BUS2BUS Pitch 2019

Dear LearnMatch friends,

 

fleoo.net wins BUS2BUS Pitch 2019 with Vision Education as a strong partner on board!

On March 19th, 2019, BUS2BUS took place in Berlin. The Startup Pitches jury – consisting of journalists, venture capital donors and representatives of the bus industry – awarded startup fleoo.net with the first prize. fleoo.net convinced the jury of the innovation enshrined in its language learning and navigation app for bus drivers, which is based on the phase6 Berufe app and developed by Vision Education.

What is fleoo.net?

fleoo.net knows that international drivers are crucial for the modern bus industry. However, in their opinion, a lack of language and local knowledge poses a problem, as it leads to extended and unproductive training periods and causes expensive mistakes. The fleoo assistance package overcomes language barriers, promotes language competence, documents progress and, for example, gets bus drivers work-ready in no time. fleoo.net also helps to prevent 96% of mistakes.

How exactly does the app work?

fleoo.net is divided into fleoo.nav, fleoo.com and fleoo.ml. fleoo.nav supports bus drivers to manage scheduled services, learns all stops and danger points and helps inexperienced drivers stick to the timetable. fleeo.com networks dispatching, traffic management and drivers, provides pictures and position data. In this way, language barriers are managed easily and faults are reported correctly. fleoo.microlessons enables drivers to train in their chosen language independently of time and place. Technical terms are learned and the exchange of information with passengers is facilitated.

But what is BUS2BUS?

As a high-end platform for bus companies, bus manufacturers, suppliers, service providers and visionaries, BUS2BUS helps to enliven the industry with new ideas and solutions. BUS2BUS functions as a combination of a trade fair with a comprehensive range of products, a congress and a Future Forum, at which new future markets are jointly developed.

We are very proud to be part of this success story and wish to continue to share such victories with our partners in the future.

Kern AG Training and Vision Education Partnership

Dear LearnMatch friends,

 

Language is all about connecting people, and for that reason, Kern AG and Vision Education are excited to be working together.

An increasing number of companies are operating on a multinational scale and want to position themselves successfully on the global market in terms of language. Kern AG, as Germany’s largest full-service provider for foreign language communication, and Vision Education, Austria’s award-winning language learning provider, bundle their strengths together and provide the automotive industry with fresh and exciting input.

Industry-specific training

The trend towards internal training across the industry continues to rise. The support of various language service providers is indispensable for the internationalisation of the company’s own continuing education programmes. Efficient, flexible and relevant solutions have top priority. State-of-the-art mobile and online tools that offer methodical learning approaches with video, photo and audio elements are extremely promising. Interactive activities and regular testing of learning guarantee fast and sustainable learning success. With the launch of our language learning app for the automotive industry, KERN AG and Vision Education are leading the way in terms of modern in-house training implemented in digital form.

Development of the project

The leading language trainer ‘phase6 Berufe’ supports professionals in improving language competence and subject-specific vocabulary. Through combining the proven methodology of phase6 and new innovative LiveMatch technology, the app represents interactive learning through fun. It promotes internal communication and develops crucial knowledge which leads to greater productivity and quality of work. In cooperation with KERN AG, Vision Education can now guarantee the highest quality in up to 22 languages.

What services does KERN AG offer?

KERN AG, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, was founded in 1969 and is regarded as the leading full-service provider in the field of global language management. The AG has over 60 offices in Germany, Austria, France, Great Britain, Poland, the Netherlands, the USA and China. The company offers translation and interpretation services in all world languages, software and website localisation, technical editing, terminology and translation memory management as well as much more.

We look forward to further developing our relationship with Germany’s largest full-service provider for foreign language communication.