The Centre for Practical Education (Polish: Centrum Kształcenia Praktycznego; CKP) is a public educational institution managed by the Starachowice poviat. Pedagogical supervision over the Centre is provided by the regional Educational Board of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship.
CKP prepares young adults for the job market through occupational training classes as well as apprenticeships. CKP’s statutory objectives also include continuous training for adults by professional qualification courses and improvement courses designed for learners who are interested in gaining and perfecting their knowledge and skills or re-qualifying.
The Centre for Practical Education offers training in the mechanical, electrical and construction industry as well as the service sector.
Practical Education Centre is the only examination facility in the Starachowice poviat authorised by the Regional Examination Board in Łódź to organise external examinations in which candidates may verify and certify their qualifications according to both new and old qualification system.
Our aim is to provide students and learners with professional competences, fostering the concept of life-long learning, equipping them with key cognitive tools for independent intellectual work, ensuring compliance with the rules of social interaction, allowing them to recognise their own professional aptitudes and to effectively adapt to the demands of employers and the mobility on the job market. These objectives are met by operating the Inter-School Career Consultancy Centre which liaises with the Voivodeship and Poviat Employment Offices, and local employers in such areas as:
- Career consultancy for middle and secondary school students from the Starachowice poviat.
- Suppport for primary and middle school teachers in providing preliminary professional guidance for students.
- Cooperation with employers.
- Promoting continuous learning.
Our mission is also supported by the CKP’s Technical Library, which offers access to professional literature and periodicals for all interested.
The Centre for Practical Education plays an important role in the occupational education system in the Starachowice poviat, being a leader in practical occupational training and adjusting its curriculum to the demands of the job market. CKP’s intention is to become a local flagship institution in the field of occupational training.