Mr Vlastimil Volák, CEO of Techmania Science Center o.p.s. (TSC) began by informing those present of TSC activities and the further opportunities it offers, such as linking up digitalisation with the opportunities to test it all out in practice.
Mr Beneš, Senior Consultant for the Regional Development Agency of the Pilsen Region, presented the outcomes of the Regional Needs Analysis. In his talk, he informed participants of statistical data on the economic activities of Pilsen Region citizens from various perspectives (type of employment, age groups, level of educational attainment in various fields of the national economy), as well as the population’s education level, the education system and labour market development, etc.
Mr Duda of the Pilsen Regional Authority’s Department of Education, Youth and Sport (DEYS PRA) gave information on the status of the Pilsen Region Educational Development Regional Action Plans project. The objective of this project is to set up a working system for education action planning in the secondary and higher specialist education field, improving schools management and planning strategic measures leading to improvements in the quality of the Region’s educational system, as well as individual schools. The project is to be implemented from 1 February 2016 until 31 January 2022.
Mr Dušek of DEYS PRA spoke of the establishment, utilisation and current status of the Support for Technical Education in the Pilsen Region Foundation. In spring of this year, 60 large companies and organisation were sent letters asking for donations. During discussions of this point, a proposal was made that banks also be contacted with a request for donations to the foundation.
Mrs Havlíčková spoke on the activities of the Pilsen Region and other subjects in supporting technical education in secondary schools.