The rapid changes across all industries demand new competences and knowledge from job applicants. To keep up with the industry development, specialized vocational schools need to adjust study plans accordingly in order to prepare students for the future. “In our school, we believe that future belongs to collaborative robotics. We wanted to give our students the opportunity to work with these systems before they get their jobs,” says Eduard Polák, teacher at SPŠEI Ostrava. “Our recent research showed that students are very interested in working with robots. We have now been able to open two specialized courses focused on introduction to collaborative robotics,” says Vítězslav Doleží, principal of SŠPU Opava.
Vocational schools of Moravian-Silesian region
Universal Robots Brings Exceptional Experience into Vocational Classrooms
The scope of the public tender “Education for Industry 4.0” was to integrate collaborative robots into six vocational schools in the Moravian-Silesian region in the Czech Republic. Thanks to system integrator MP Line s.r.o. and Exactec – distributor of Universal Robots, students of schools in Ostrava, Opava, Karviná, Frýdek-Místek and Havířov can now enroll in courses specifically focused on working with collaborative robots. Project was financed by funds from the EU, Ministry of Regional Development, and the Moravian-Silesian region.