INTERVIEW replaced by support of branches creating long-term values, the situation will grow difficult. 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 region. 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 Europe. Mr Czudek, thank you very much for the interview. Editorial of Magazine tradition of steel production in the region of Třinec. 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 education? 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. POSITIV ǀ 3/2018 15