How the IT industry and the education system in Slovakia can be mutually helpful
In his lecture, Emil Fitoš discusses the relationship between the education system in Slovakia and information technologies, as perceived in two different levels. Primarily he deals with the IT industry need for educated and qualified labour force. We assess the projects that have been performed in this field as well as those planned. If the Slovak Republic is to advance towards more competitive economy, it will not be possible without intensive implementation of information technologies in all segments of production and services. It is evident that the labour force with technical and IT education is the essential precondition of such transition. The second part of the lecture deals with what the IT industry offers to the education system in general. The lecturer specifically emphasises the verified methods and procedures, including engaging employers in the teaching process preparation.