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ArcelorMittal Ostrava to support vocational training of young apprentices

Ostrava, 31 August 2018 – ArcelorMittal Ostrava in cooperation with the Moravian-Silesian Region and the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic has joined a trial project of vocational education which includes elements of dual education. The aim of the project is to raise a strong generation of qualified workers. The Ostrava steel plant has chosen to support the professions of electrician and machine technician at the Vítkovice Secondary Industrial School as well as at the Secondary Electro-Technical School in Ostrava. Over 60 students have enrolled in these study programmes this year. Apart from quality practical experience the programme will also bring paid internships and guarantees of future employment.

“Professional training will be led by the best of our experts and it will bring students into greater contact with the practical reality of industrial practice and expertise. Student trainees will get paid for their work and they will also be able to make an impression of what a particular job at the steel plant is like or find out if it suits them. There is even more to it – those who will make the proper effort and succeed at school will be offered a job at the steelworks,“ said Veronika Muroňová, HR Director at ArcelorMittal Ostrava.

The pilot project launched by ArcelorMittal Ostrava in the school year 2018/2019 aims to support and enhance technical education in the Moravian-Silesian Region. Students who have enrolled in one of the programmes can look forward to new interesting experiences. Experts from the steel plant will participate in practical training which is to take place in real production environment conditions while the experts will share their long-year experience with students. The best among the students will be able to secure future job positions with the Ostrava steelmaker.

“The schools involved have agreed on a clear working scheme of training programmes with the companies as well as on the necessary skills students need to acquire during the training. Schools have incorporated the scheme in their school educational programmes. Students starting their school studies on 3rd September this year will take part in the programmes of dual education automatically and will receive more obligatory vocational training as a fixed part of their school curriculum,“ explained Eva Veličková, spokeswoman of the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic.

ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s. is part of the world’s largest steel and mining group ArcelorMittal. Annually it produces over 2 million tonnes of steel, which is mainly used in construction and machinery. It is the biggest manufacturer of road safety barriers and pipes in the Czech Republic. Besides the domestic market the company delivers its products to more than 40 countries around the world. In the Moravian-Silesian region, ArcelorMittal employs 6500 workers. The 2017 average monthly income was CZK 36 646. As a result of the completion of a range of above-standard emission control technologies, the company produces its products with the minimum possible environmental footprint. The sole shareholder is ArcelorMittal S.A.

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