- September 2, 2019
- Press Releases
Liberty Ostrava to offer professional training in real work environment to more than one hundred apprentices in the coming school year
Ostrava, 2 September 2019 – Ostrava steel mill, which has been known under the name of Liberty Ostrava since July, will take care of professional training and technical education in a real working environment for apprentices from several schools in the Ostrava region. Compared with last year, support to the mechanic and electrician concentration will be extended to other fields, such as metal worker, electrical mechanic or adjuster mechanic. There has been a keen interest in the combination of theoretical instruction as well as practical training under the guidance of experienced staff, as becomes evident through more than a hundred candidates enrolled for the 2019/20 school year.
“As we have a great interest in the coming generation of steelmaking specialists in the Ostrava region, we have been providing professional training for many years. Young people work here under the supervision of the best experts and they come to know the working environment as well as the company culture. Professional training is an interesting opportunity to earn extra income and we are pleased to offer jobs to skilled apprentices,” said Veronika Muroňová, Human Resources Director at Liberty Ostrava.
The regional pilot project of apprentice training containing elements of dual education, launched by the Ostrava steelmaker in collaboration with Moravian-Silesian Region and the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic before the beginning of last school year, aims to fully support education connected with professional training and help prepare a new generation of skilled workers, who have been missed all over the country in recent years.
Liberty Ostrava a.s. is an integrated steel business with a production capacity of 3.6 million tonnes of steel. At present it annually produces c. 2.2 million tonnes of steel, which is mainly used in construction, machinery and oil & gas industries. The company is a domestic leader in the manufacture of road barriers and tubes. In addition to the Czech market, it supplies its products to more than 40 countries around the world. Together with its subsidiaries, the company has 6,300 employees. The 2018 average monthly income was CZK 39,180. As a result of the above-standard greening, the company manufactures its products with a minimum possible environmental footprint. It is part of Liberty Steel, a global steel and mining business. Liberty Steel is part of the GFG Alliance, a global group of energy, mining, metals, engineering, logistics, and financial services businesses, headquartered in London, with a presence in around 30 countries worldwide. The Alliance has a global workforce of around 30,000 people and a turnover exceeding US$ 20 billion.
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