Adrian Krebs
Adrian KrebsChairman, CEO
+41 79 568 05 89

20 years of experience in education
Computer scientist with a vision
Development and long-term management of an IT company
Involvement in various IT committees, associations, and professional organizations

Barbara Surber
Barbara SurberCo-Founder, COO
+41 79 471 43 80

20 years of experience in education
Apprenticeship as a graphic designer
Entrepreneur with a passion for communication, design, and digital marketing
Graphic designer chief expert in the Canton of Zurich

Robin Röösli
Robin RöösliCo-Founder, CFO
+41 79 795 99 16

Apprenticeship at a Swiss bank
Studies at the University of St. Gallen (HSG)
Politically active

Benjamin Bracher
Benjamin BracherInstructor
Angel of patience with mischief in his eyes
Nicole Brechbühler
Nicole BrechbühlerGraphic design intern
Tried and tested with a keen eye for detail
Loris Impusino
Loris ImpusinoComputer science intern
Chatty and full of ideas
Noemi Neuenschwander
Noemi NeuenschwanderGraphic design intern
Purposeful with a big heart
Philip Hüsler
Philip HüslerGraphic design intern


We connect theoretical knowledge with real customer projects, so theory becomes practice. This process provides a sustainable approach for both the learners and companies.

We teach hard skills to provide the necessary underlying IT knowledge. But we also practice soft skills – as identifying the company‘s ecosystem and adopting the specific culture – to become a successful employee.

We teach how to treat a customer. But we also practice understanding the customer.

We believe in finding everyone‘s motivation to develop his strength.

We give young adults the opportunity to work on real projects for real customers. They learn to value their work for themselves, the team, and the customer.

We awake the enthusiasm to get the best solution for a customer‘s problem.

We love the adventure of guiding young adults to their self-responsibility.

We share our knowledge with companies, who know, it is not only about giving a chance to a young adult. It‘s also about the opportunity of bringing a new influence on the company. It’s an opportunity to overhaul established structures. This thinking helps the company to prepare successfully for the future.


We live in a world that becomes more and more globalized. Openness to experience and curiosity become essential, and international working experience will be crucial for future success.

Sonja Wollkopf, CEO Greater Zurich Area

The increasing lack of skilled IT employees becomes a real problem. New initiatives are needed that enhances the attractiveness of the IT job field. Undoubtedly, international mobility during an apprenticeship is one of them.

Dr. Daniel Kalt, UBS Chief Economist Switzerland, and Regional CIO Switzerland

The Swiss-style apprenticeship is a practical education program to connect both dynamic and motivated employees and modern companies. The working experience in a foreign country leads to technical and cultural enrichment, which is a considerable benefit for today’s labor market.

Serge Frech, CEO ICT Professional Organization Switzerland

Exposing ETH students to real-world industry experiences in New York enables them to acquire essential power skills. It also exposes New Yorkers to mature and knowledgeable students educated at ETH Zurich – one of the world’s top-ranked universities.

Dr. Jürg Brunnschweiler, Chief of Staff to the President of ETH Zurich and Heads the Office of the President

ICT-skills are crucial today, whether it is in a startup, SME or large corporation. It is therefore important that today’s apprentices are taught the latest ICT-skills in a modern way.

Hans-Jörg Mihm, Entrepreneur

With a well-founded, practical and future-oriented vocational training, you have an excellent basis for your entire professional life. That’s how I value my own vocational training to this day. It has opened up all career paths for me. TIE International offers and supports innovative vocational training.

Prof. Hansjörg Diethelm, Head of the Bachelor's programme in Computer Science at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts