Why Winfried Ellwanger
The district of Cham is a region that was characterized by extremely high unemployment just 30 years ago. Vocational education played a key role in its development for becoming a „Region of the Future“ with nearly full employment and an extremely high quality of life. Within the past years Mr. Ellwanger has highly contributed to the establishment of adult education in the region and created a network between the adult education institution Volkshochschule and all important actors in the field of educational and regional development. Important VET institutions were established under the roof of Volkshochschule.
About Winfried Ellwanger
He is the managing director of Volkshochschule im Landkreis Cham e.V. and is responsible for overall realization of projects regarding management, content and financial level. Another one of his responsibilities includes to implement and cascade activities and outputs of projects to regional and national level. Winfried Ellwanger has an extensive network and is responsible for maintaining contacts with institutions, organizations, municipalities on the local, regional and national level. He possesses professional experience in implementation of the EU programs related to VET sectors and adult education.
Additionally, Winfried Ellwanger is an ECVET expert and was also a member of working group ECVET at the German National Agency (NA BIBB). Moreover, he is also the deputy chair of DVV, as well as chairman of the board of trustees for DVV International.