Secondary-level and vocational education, qualified staff
Development of secondary and vocational education is oriented to current needs of the market.
It helps to turn young people into qualified staff.
Kędzierzyn-Koźle has the following public secondary and vocational schools:
- 1st Upper-Secondary School
- 2nd Upper-Secondary School
- Upper-Secondary School Complex no 1 comprises a specialised upper-secondary school, a technical upper-secondary school and a vocational school.
Inland Navigation Upper-Secondary School Complex was established on 1 September 1950. Due to organisational transformations, the school had a number of names: Technical School of Waterways, Technical School of River Shipyards, Technical School of Inland Navigation, Technical School no 2. The present name, adopted in 1973, is a result of joining the Technical School of Inland Navigation and the Vocational School of Inland Navigation.
The school comprises: Specialised Upper-Secondary School (profile of information management and of transportation and forwarding); Technical Upper-Secondary School (the professions of: inland navigation engineering technician, mechanical technician, repair and operation of vehicles technician, IT technician); Vocational Upper-Secondary School with the profession of vehicle mechanics technician; Post-Secondary School for Young Adults of the inland navigation engineering technician profile; Supplementary Technical Upper-Secondary School for Young Adults and Adults with the professions of mechanical technician and repair and operation of vehicles technician.
The Inland Navigation Upper-Secondary School Complex is the second school in Poland that educates sailors.
Upper-Secondary School Complex no 3. In 1946 in Katowice, upon the motion of the authorities and youth organisations, a resolution was adopted on the establishment of this school, then called the Youth Training Centre in Sławęcice. The school responded to great willingness to learn among young people who had to stop learning due to the Second World War. In 1949, the school was taken over by the Central Managing Board of the Chemical Industry, since the industry was developing in the city and there was a need to educate people in this field. The Chemical Lower-Secondary School and the Chemical Upper-Secondary School were then established, along with the Mechanical Lower-Secondary School. In 1952, the Vocational School and the Chemical Technical School were founded. They offered many specialisations, for instance technology of organic synthesis, chemical industrial apparatus, technology of nitrogen fertilisers, technology of chemical processes, chemical analysis etc. In 1976, the Complex of Chemical Schools was established; it consisted of a chemical technical school, vocational upper-secondary school and a vocational school, along with a post-secondary vocational school with the specialisation of chemical processes technology. Since 2002, the school has been called School Complex no 3. Its main fields of education include: a general upper-secondary school with a police class, chemical technology engineering technician, economist technician, advertising organisation technician, hotel technician, tourist service technician, economist technician, advertising technician, hotel industry technician, technician of tourist services, forwarding technician.
Upper-Secondary School Complex no 4, also called Technical and General Secondary School Complex. The professions of the school include: electrician, electronics technician, mechatronics technician, IT specialist, vehicle technician, telecommunications technician. The vocational school has the following main specialisations: CNC machinist, fitter, mechatronic fitter, vehicle electrician and electromechanical engineering technician. The school promotes modern technologies in robotics, automation and IT. It has specialist vocational workshops, equipped with cutting-edge devices its students can work on. It also cooperates with local companies.
Apart from the above mentioned public schools, Kędzierzyn-Koźle also is home of many other non-public education units for young people and adults which enable them to gain education in a system convenient for working people.
Each year, the schools provide the job market with qualified young people who are eager to take a job in their profession. Employing a young educated worker will give him or her a chance not only to gain experience but also an opportunity to work on the development of his or her own city and region. Moreover, a high level of education contributes to a local competitive advantage which is connected with an effective education system and, more importantly, high quality of human capital.