Written by Kasia Pająk

Three schools will take part in a pilot educational and vocational development programme (P-TECH) implemented by IBM Poland, Samsung and Fujitsu Technology Solutions. The programme is implemented in cooperation with the Educational Research Institute and with the support of Katowice City Hall.

The Prime Minister and the Ministry of Digitalization are the honorary patrons of the project.

The following schools are participating in the project:

  • Vocational upper secondary and general secondary school complex No.2 in Katowice
  • Silesian Technical Research Institution
  • Vocational upper secondary school No.1 in Wronki

The students participating in the programme will be able to learn under a mentor's supervision, observe his/her work, and participate in paid internships over five years of study. As a result, they will be able to obtain the diploma of IT technician or mechatronics technician and pass the secondary school leaving examination. The programme takes advantage of the opportunities offered by the core curriculum - program partners together with the schools' teachers will complement each other in terms of the substantive scope of study. Graduates can also count on support in their efforts to enter the labour market.

The P-TECH project was initiated in 2011 and since then it has been implemented in over 200 schools in 19 countries around the world in cooperation with over 600 technology partners.

More information on the project can be found on the website of the Educational Research Institute.