The apprentices’ age for Anita Kovacic (35 years) and Kurt Vergeiner (50 years) is already significantly above the usual average. For more than ten years,
the machine operator Anita worked in the glueing shop and Kurt worked in the hot foil embossing shop at Offsetdruckerei Schwarzach. Nonetheless or nevertheless,
they wanted to complete their apprenticeships in packaging technology. In this industry and many others, the product quality demands are increasing, which goes
hand in hand with highly specialised technology and employee training. "For me it was very important to have completed an apprenticeship in my profession. Now I am
also qualified personnel", says Anita Kovacic, justifying her ambitious commitment. In January 2013, she and her company colleagues started the course
"Preparation for the skilled workers examination in packaging technology by means of continued education".