03. 06. 2024

Meeting with Deputy Ministers Mr. Jiří Nantl (MŠMT) and Mr. Stanislav Folwarczny (MSK) at the Secondary Technical School and Business Academy in Bruntál

Setkání s náměstky p. Jiřím Nantlem (MŠMT) a p. Stanislavem Folwarcznym (MSK) na Střední průmyslové škole a Obchodní akademii v Bruntále

Setkání s náměstky p. Jiřím Nantlem (MŠMT) a p. Stanislavem Folwarcznym (MSK) na Střední průmyslové škole a Obchodní akademii v Bruntále

On June 3, 2024, the Secondary Technical School and Business Academy in Bruntál and the Moravian-Silesian Technology Academy hosted a significant visit from deputy ministers. Mr. Jiří Nantl, LL.M, represented the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports, and Deputy Governor Mr. Stanislav Folwarczny represented the Moravian-Silesian Region.

The packed program began with a welcome at 9:30, followed by a presentation by the Union of Schools. From 10:30 to 12:00, attention shifted to a presentation of MTA’s activities. The shared time focused on the mission of our academy in the field of innovation in vocational education, emphasizing the importance of preparing students for future professions, through the implementation of the TPA project – Innovation Center for Educational Transformation CZ.10.03.01/00/22_003/0000072.

During the discussion, a variety of important topics were addressed:

  • Integration of AI into education and development of educational programs.
  • Breaking down stereotypes associated with vocational schools.
  • Interest of grammar school students in gaining practical experience through internships with companies and institutions.
  • Changing preferences of young people and the demand for practical qualifications.
  • The need for cooperation and interaction among technical subject teachers in secondary schools to improve their professional environment.
  • Adapting educational challenges to a diverse range of students.
  • Synergy between general and vocational education, with an emphasis on technology and entrepreneurship.

The last topic of technology and entrepreneurship was particularly emphasized. A key point was the discussion on the importance of soft skills, including entrepreneurship. The need for creating practical tasks for students that develop these competencies directly within the school curriculum was also highlighted.

This part of the program also included the presentation of the TPA project – Innovation Center for Educational Transformation CZ.10.03.01/00/22_003/0000072 and its activities.

The visit culminated in the ceremonial handover of a Tatra vehicle, built by ten students of the school under the guidance of school teachers and experts from TATRA TRUCKS, as part of the “Tatra to Schools” project for the Road Management of the Moravian-Silesian Region. This demonstrated the practical skills and innovations supported at the school.

Note, photo: From left: Iva Muchová (SPŠOA Bruntál), Václav Míka (SPŠOA Bruntál), Jan Meca (SPŠOA Bruntál), Jiří Nantl (Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports), Stanislav Folwarczny (Deputy Governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region), Tomáš Böhm (Road Management of the Moravian-Silesian Region), and Jana Mohylová (TATRA TRUCKS a.s.).