On September 15, The Foundation for the Development of the Education System has announced a competition to establish 120 Industry Skills Centers (BCU). BCU are technologically advanced centers for education, training and examination in a given industry, established in partnership with industry entities and bodies running vocational schools and vocational training centers.
The offer of the centres will be addressed to pupils, students, teachers, lecturers and industry employees. The BCUs will be established under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (KPO). PLN 1.4 billion has been planned for this purpose.
The call is open to, inter alia, industry organizations, chambers of commerce, professional associations and professional organizations associating persons in a given profession.
In each of the 120 fields specified for the competition, 1 center will be created in the country - its location will be decided by a given industry, while BCU will be established at vocational schools or vocational training centers.
The centers will specialize in a given area of the economy. Among the 120 areas in which the centers will be created, there will also be industries crucial for the development of industry, including automation, robotics, mechatronics, automotive industry, aviation industry, renewable energy, transport, shipping and logistics, and food processing.
At least 20 BCUs are expected to be created by the end of 2023 and a further 100 by the end of 2024.