They go to practice for three years and then leave to work outside the region or in a completely different field. This is a trend that more and more students of the High School of Catering and Services in Karlovy Vary have been following in recent years.
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At the same time, the school offers internships for cooks and waiters in approximately 20 hotels and restaurants in the spa town.
“Of course, we have registered that after graduation, children are not interested in working in the field. We chose to conduct a survey of student satisfaction with practical teaching. We did the survey last year for the first time, this year we will renew it again and we will pay more attention to the students so that they stay with us,” confirmed the operational director of the Thermal Hotel Břetislav Benda.
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Approximately 40 pupils take turns at Thermal each year, but most of them do not stay at the hotel afterwards.
According to the management of the school, the coronavirus pandemic probably also had an effect on the outflow of graduates of the Secondary School of Catering and Services from the fields they studied. This particularly affected the area of gastronomy.
However, there are several reasons why students leave local businesses. Some of them will not develop a relationship with the field even in three years, and some will take advantage of better offers in neighboring Germany or Prague.
Up to half of students who study tourism and hospitality will start working in a completely different industry.
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