Representatives of the association Technological Initiative Pilsen, z.s.p.o. (hereinafter TIP) welcome the initiative by the District Chamber of Commerce for the Pilsen Area to organize a joint forum “Strategy of Technical Education in Pilsen and the Pilsen Region” in cooperation with Jiří Struček, Deputy Governor of the Pilsen Region, and Martin Zrzavecký, Deputy Mayor of Pilsen. The forum took place on 4th April 2013.
On behalf of TIP, the forum was attended by representatives of GRAMMER CZ and Blue Projects Agency. Other participants included representatives of the TEO association, University of West Bohemia, chambers of commerce, production plants, specialized technical schools, Department of Education of the Regional Authority, the publishing house FRAUS and other representatives of the professional public.
TIP Secretary-General Pavel Duchek presented conclusions from the meeting of the Technical Education Support Group, which was held on 19th March 2013 with the participation of both the TIP and TEO associations. The conclusions contained nine recommendations for mutual cooperation of industrial enterprises in the support of technical education not only in the Pilsen Region, entitled “Technology Lined with Gold”. Moreover, Secretary-General promised that TIP, as well as TIP member companies, would support all activities promoting and enhancing technical education.
Pavel Duchek also pointed out that TIP had prepared draft materials promoting technical education. He offered these materials for free use by other entities that would like to encourage interest in the study of technical fields. Mr. Duchek invited other companies to join this initiative. These materials are available for free at the TIP website (www.tipilsen.cz). He also called on other companies to join the conclusions from the meeting of the Technical Education Support Group and start supporting technical education in their respective locations.