replaced by support of branches creating
long-term values, the situation will grow
I hope that young generations will be
Czechs of the same kind that headed the
top economies before the WWII. In 1924
the young and small Czechoslovakia came
10th among the richest countries of the
world: Germany, Austria, the Netherlands
and Italy followed a few positions behind.
Ten years later, in 1934 Czechoslovakia was
the 10th most advanced industrial country
of the world.
This is the legacy to follow, and the
government should provide conditions for
the skilled Czech nation to prosper again.
Which places of interest are the must-see
in the region of Třinec, and which local
foods do you recommend?
Let me start with food; each visitor to the
region of Třinec and Jablunkov must taste
traditional Silesian pancakes with cracklings
and cream or whatever you please. They are
served in pubs and restaurants all over the
A sports fan must not miss an ice hockey
match in our WERK ARENA. A typical
hiker will enjoy hiking and cycling trails in
our part of the Beskid Mountains from the
peak Javorový, over Ostrý, Kamenitý to
Malý Polom and down to the forest Mionší.
Motor sports fans should visit the Steel Ring,
the most up-to-date karting circuit in Central
Mr Czudek, thank you very much for the
Editorial of Magazine
tradition of steel production in the region
What do you do in Třinecké železárny to
make jobs attractive to young people?
I will not pretend that motivating the young
for factory jobs is easy. We work with
pupils at elementary schools showing them
that the ironworks can be a modern plant
offering numerous opportunities to make
use of their skills and to develop them.
We are living in a totally unique time:
digitization enters all processes including
heavy industrial production, offering huge
opportunities for new jobs development.
Robotization and interconnecting of
systems exceeding the plants saves time and
labour because it can replace activities now
performed by humans. People can prove
their professional worth in new jobs which
are less challenging physically and less tiring
in their monotonousness. Of course, we still
need workmen, however, we are already
searching for new professionals combining
the skill of an IT specialist and a craftsman.
We try to explain our position at schools,
show our modern automated production
lines as well as our cutting edge production
information systems that control all
processes in our plant.
Replaced by support
of branches creating .
This year marks 100th anniversary of
Czechoslovakia and its industries: how do
you estimate the future of our industry as
a member the Board of Confederation of
Industry of the Czech Republic?
The future of Czech industry unfortunately
considerably depends on the development
in Europe and wisdom of our politicians.
If the trend to support and to invest in
assembly plants continues, and is not soon
Jan Czudek, CEO of Třinecké železárny
responds to the question by Stanislav
Folwarczný, Deputy Governor of MoravianSilesian Region:
What do entrepreneurs expect form Regional Government in spheres of secondary
I believe I can say on behalf of
entrepreneurs that we are hoping for
more intense connection of secondary
school instruction and practice. Quite
often the theory taught at schools has only
a little in common with daily operation
of businesses. The Regional Government
may assist in management of individual
schools searching for ways to modernize
their teaching according to trends
connecting schools and enterprise. And of
course, to make the long story short, the
study programmes should better respond
to what the job market demands.
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