History and presence of the school
Bohumín Secondary School is a school with many years’ tradition. The first references to vocational education in Bohumín date back to 1905 when the Boys’ and Council School was founded. Over the more than a hundred years’ history the school changed its name several times but it has always been preparing mechanical engineering, metallurgical, electrical engineering and service specialists for practice.
Today we provide education to more than a thousand of young people who can choose from a broad offer of fields of study and apprenticeship. Our goal is to prepare the school leavers for a life in Europe without frontiers and prejudices. The hundred years’ history generates a feeling of pride, fellowship and shared responsibility for the continuation in the spirit of the tradition. We know the school’s future is in its students. Those present ones are seemingly different from those attending the school in the past. However, all have the desire for knowledge, young age and endeavour to establish themselves in common.
The school leavers graduating from the branches finished by “maturita” (similar to GCE examination) can perform highly specialized work or at low-level management positions, or continue their studies at universities. The school leavers having received three years’ apprenticeship education can also achieve professional success. They are provided with both the practical and theoretical preparation for the performance of their professions. These school leavers are enabled to complete the secondary vocational education through full-time study, tutor classes or correspondence follow-up courses. All school leavers can also operate as a sole trader after meeting the requirements for the granting of trade licence. Many students receive work offers from social partners.
The school is also equipped for the education of students with various handicaps adapting the syllabuses to their specific needs.
Theoretical education takes place in three school buildings on street Čáslavská, Hus and Masaryk.
The practical mechanical engineering, metallurgical and electrical engineering education is provided predominantly at apprentice workshops within the premises of ŽDB and social partners while the students specializing in the service areas are educated at dedicated locations.