SEZ EDUCATIONAL CLUSTER
Kamienna Góra Special Economic Zone for Medium Business responding to foreign capital investors’ expectations as well as expectations of local entrepreneurs – big, medium and small, has decided to engage into activities connected with vocational education and create an educational cluster within the SEZ. The idea was to cooperate with interested entities and to build a cooperation platform between employers and schools, basing on a detailed analysis of the needs and fulfilling the tasks in agreement with the particular needs of engaged entities. The SEZ Educational Cluster was established on 16 th December 2014. The project is directed towards providing educated and well-prepared workers, creating mechanisms supporting cohesion of vocational training and the demands of labor market.
- Forecasting the demands for particular qualifications and professional abilities
- Selection of partners for projects,
- Increasing the availability of students for apprenticeships that are being made in real-life conditions of a compan,
- Increasing the level of competitiveness,
- Promoting and popularizing dual projects,
- Subsiding particular courses of education.
CREATING CLASSROOMS UNDER THE AUSPICES OF SEZ
On 5 th September 2014 in Zespół Szkół Zawodowych i Ogólnokształcących there was opened a first classroom under the auspices of SSEMP Inc. in Kamienna Góra, equipped with modern hardware and an interactive educational aids. There were created 17 educational places for the profession of technician of logistics.
On 21 st September 2015 in Zespół Szkół Technicznych “Mechanik” in Jelenia Góra there was opened a classroom for the profession of a technician of devices and systems of renewable energy. The educational aids have the value of approx. 180 000 PLN. The students received, among other things: educational places equipped with wind turbine and photovoltaic panel, installation of hot water from the solar collector and heat pump, fuel cell, model of the solar thermal system, computers, an interactive board.
On 12 th October 2015 in Zespół Szkół Ponadgimnazjalnych No 2 in Lubań there was opened a classroom for the professions of technician-mechanic and cutting machine operator with the value of 80 000 PLN. In the cost there were included the renovation and equipment of the classroom.
On 30 th March 2015 during the conference in Jelenia Góra there was signed The Foundation Act of Vocational University for Students of Junior High School. The Act was signed by: The CEO of SEZ, Superintendent of Education of Lower Silesia (honorary auspices of the project), representatives of the schools, local governments, students and entrepreneurs taking part in a pilot program “My profession is my future – touching the occupation”.
The program “My profession is my future – touching the occupation” was about:
- 4 districts (kamiennogórski, jeleniogórski,lubański and trzebnicki)
- 10 junior high schools
- 20 professions
- 23 employers
- 168 junior high school students
The Kamienna Góra Special Economic Zone Educational Cluster is under the honorary auspices of the Minister of Economic Development.