Education for trades set to make comeback in elementary schools

Compulsory lessons in metalwork and other crafts are set to return to Czech elementary schools, reported on Wednesday. “Practical studies” should make a comeback to school curriculums within two years after agreement was reached between the prime minister in resignation, Andrej Babiš, and representatives of trades organisations, the news website said.

Mr. Babiš said the lack of apprentices in the Czech Republic was a major problem for the economy, which is facing a labour shortage, and that his ANO party had long been in favour of dual education, which combines class work and on-the-job training.