Competitiveness / Education

This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

Spotlight issue

1st April 2021 / Competitiveness / Education

Protecting Europe’s workers: The urgent need for skills

In recent years, new technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics have helped companies increase efficiency and productivity and become more competitive on the global stage. But with these technological advances come challenges for governments and employers: in the short term, technology can fundamentally change the way people work, and in the long term it can displace some jobs altogether. With the additional upheaval of jobs markets as a result of the pandemic, it’s imperative that skills programs are targeted at those most at risk of displacement. 
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2nd March 2021 / Competitiveness / Education

Educating women in tech: Q&A with Petra Kotuliakova

The CEO of Slovakia’s Aj Ty v IT explains how her company motivates and supports women in tech Winner of the Tech Inclusion Award at the 2020 European Tech Women Awards, Petra Kotuliakova has dedicated the last nine years of her life to educating and empowering women to join the IT/tech industry. Petra is CEO and Founder of Aj Ty v IT (“You, too, in IT”), a Slovak nonprofit organization started in 2012 with a mission to promote more inclusivity for women in the tech field. In addition to educating women and girls, Petra is networked with Slovakia’s top tech companies so she can graduate her students immediately into successful careers. 
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22nd September 2020 / Competitiveness / Education

3M Extends Accessible STEM Distance-learning Resources With Science at Home

With school districts across the nation navigating back-to-school during COVID-19, 3M extends its Science at Home distance learning resources for teachers, parents, caregivers and students
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic