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12 April 2023

Reskilling training fundamentally changes the quality of life for Ukrainian women

Nearly three dozen Ukrainian women in the Czech Republic successfully completed a 60-hour Czech language reskilling course organized by the Institute of Language and Preparatory Studies Charles University. On 31 March, a small ceremony was held in the Voršilská Study Centre to celebrate the end of the course, where the students received their official certificates of attendance.

The course focused on practical use of Czech in everyday and professional life and the closing ceremony was also attended by representatives of partner organizations that contributed to the success of the course. Among the guests were Petra Yakubov and Kateřina Kociánová from the Začni učit! (Start teaching!) project and Veronika Kartáková, a representative of the non-profit organization People in Need, who is the co-author of the online course Nauč mě to (Teach Me).

"For those of you who want to work in the Czech environment, the reskilling course is one of many steps on your journey. I hope you found the course helpful and I have good news for you. You can now sign up for the follow-up Czech language reskilling course, which will have twice as many hours," said Petra Landergott Kalvínská, head of the Prague Study Centre, to the delight of the students present. In her speech, she also thanked the organizing team led by Olga Kirchen and the team of teachers, who were represented by Jana Veselá and Štěpán Victor in the ceremony.

“I am very happy that thanks to the SOS Ukraine fundraising we were able to create an online Czech language course and contribute to the integration of Ukrainian refugees. In developing the Nauč mě to portal, People in Need teamed up with the Czech Centre in Kiev Czech Centre in Kiev and Educasoft Solutions. The result is a rare online tutorial for teaching assistants and teachers from Ukraine and others interested in working in Czech schools," said Kartáková.

This tutorial is aimed at developing conversational and communication skills that are essential for everyday work in various situations with pupils, parents and school staff, and it was used by some of the course participants who already work in the education field as a supplement to the Czech textbook.

"We are pleased that the cooperation between the organisations is working. And that thanks to our organisation and communication, the Ukrainian teachers who have been helped by Start Teaching! we help with integration into Czech schools, were able to attend the course," Petra Yakubov, coordinator of the project to support and integrate Ukrainian teachers.

"The ILPS CU reskilling course will help Ukrainian women improve their quality of life in the Czech Republic and help them find their place in this society," summarized the course's co-organizer, Petra Jirásková.

The reskilling courses are accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (No. MSMT-16663/2022-5) pursuant to §108 of Act No. 435/2004 Coll., on Employment, as amended, and Decree No. 176/2009 Coll., and in accordance with §108 (3) of the Employment Act and §67 of Act No. 500/2004 Coll., Administrative Code, as amended.


Rekvalifikační kurzy jsou akreditovány MŠMT (č.j. MSMT-16663/2022-5) na základě §108 zákona č.435/2004 Sb., o zaměstnanosti, ve znění pozdějších předpisů a vyhlášky č.176/2009 Sb., a v souladu s §108 odst. 3 zákona o zaměstnanosti a §67 zákona č. 500/2004Sb., správní řád, ve znění pozdějších předpisů

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