Ministry to address impeding lack of technical experts

17-02-2010

In related news, the Czech Education Ministry is going to support science education to address an impending shortage of technical experts, Education Minister Miroslava Kopicová told reporters on Wednesday. Ms Kopicová met with the head of the Czech state-controlled energy giant ČEZ, Martin Roman, who said the firm was going to need some 12,000 energy experts by 2020. However, far fewer students graduate from the country’s technical universities. Minister Kopicová suggested making science education more attractive to pupils at elementary schools and establishing scholarships and internships for university students.