22nd May 2017

Radio Praha: Survey shows many school-leavers unable to apply their skills in practice

According to an extensive survey conducted by the Czech Statistics Office around 46 percent of Czechs who graduated from vocational schools –and had six months hands-on practice in the field as part of their education – said they had not ended up in a job that would allow them to use their acquired skills, Radio Praha reports.

The most satisfied group in the age bracket polled were university students who by and large apply their knowledge in the given field of expertise. Only 13 percent of university graduates said they had taken a job that was not within the sphere of their specialization.

Three-quarters of respondents said they had found a job with the help of relatives and friends or by working for the given employer during their studies. Roughly 13 percent said they had answered an ad.

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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic