The Vocational Training Center of the Doosan Škoda Power company, which serves students of selected fields of study, was inaugurated this week right in the turbine production area in Pilsen, currently in pilot operation.
The vocational training center at Doosan Škoda Power in Pilsen has been in pilot operation since this school year, and now it has also had a ceremonial opening.
| Photo: courtesy of Škoda Doosan Power
The center will also contribute to deepening the company’s cooperation with secondary schools and the Plzeň region in the field of vocational education, and it will also be used in testing the professional competence of job seekers. “The continued success and further development of our company fully depends on the abilities and skills of our employees, including those of the future. That’s why we value cooperation with secondary industrial schools very much,” said Doosan Škoda Power CEO Sukjoo Kang.
As part of the pilot operation, the Vocational Training Center is attended by fourteen selected students from the Secondary Industrial School of Mechanical Engineering and Professor Švejcar’s Secondary Vocational School, primarily from the fields of mechanical engineering, metalworking, machinery and equipment mechanics, mechanic adjusters. The training is conducted under the guidance of two instructors who are experienced employees Doosan Skoda Power.
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The equipment of the Professional Training Center includes, among others, an EMCO five-axis vertical center, an EMCO CNC turning center, a TOS milling machine FGV 32, a TOS point lathe, a TOS grinder. The classroom is also adapted for teaching theory.
“During the internship, students will get to know the entire production process, the background of the company and specific possibilities for further application in the field. We can offer graduates of the Vocational Training Center work on orders in dozens of countries around the world,” revealed Richard Kabuď, HR Director of Doosan Škoda Power.
“We pay benefits such as allowances for food, transport and accommodation in the Youth Center to students enrolled in the Vocational Training Center. At the same time, it is also possible to participate in the Doosan Career Junior scholarship program,” added Lenka Pavlíčková, coordinator of the Vocational Training Center.
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As part of the cooperation, Doosan Škoda Power also provides its experts for teaching directly in schools. It is based on the belief that the world of engineering, like other fields, is constantly developing, and therefore there is a need to modernize school education plans to correspond to current changes in the world of technology.