Education is the Key
to the Future
Ing. Radúz Mácha, chairman of the POSITIV magazine editorial board, spoke to the vice-president
of Czechia’s Industry Radek Špicar and Transport Union at the ‘Future of Education - Future
of Companies’ conference.
Lifelong education is an important part
of the modern conception of education.
What is your view on this?
Our world is currently changing faster
than it ever has before, which means
that the labour market requires evershifting competencies from employees.
For example, this means that internal
combustion engine designers, a highly
prestigious field right now, will eventually
stop existing. Therefore, if people working
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in that field want to continue working in
the industry, they will need to be retrained
to fit a different specialisation. Lifelong
education is also important due to
digitalisation and other new technologies
and technological processes that are
becoming part of all spheres of life and
business. In light of these facts, those that
believe what they learned in school is all
they will need for the rest of their life are
Whose responsibility is it to define
employee competencies for the labour
This responsibility unequivocally lies
with employers, their associations and
providers of adult education. Only
practice can show us what is realistic,
what has grown outdated and which
skills and knowledge are on the rise.
Our Ministries of Education and Labour
need to create a database of profession