• 751 15 Domaželice u Přerova, Česká republika


Project name: Corporate education of PLASTICO employees
The project is provided with financial support from the Employment Operational Program.
Reg. project no. CZ.03.1.52/0.0/0.0/16_043/0004463

The corporate education project is focused on the professional education of practically all employees of the Plastico company – almost all professions and employees of the company are included in the project. With these trainings, we want to achieve greater adaptability of employees to constantly changing market conditions, which also affect our company. Increasingly higher demands placed on employees require continuous investment in education, competitiveness of employees, or company’s products.

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OP LZZ – EDUCATE FOR GROWTH! REG. NUMBER CZ.1.04/1.1.00/71.00002

Project name: Course of professional business and engineering terminology in German
Subsidy amount: CZK 118,868.00
Implementation period: September to December 2013

This project was focused on the further professional education of employees in the field of teaching the German language in the scope of 48 teaching hours. The realization of this project was financed from the resources of the European Social Fund through the Human Resources and Employment Operational Program and from the state budget of the Czech Republic. Based on the results and evaluation of the success of previous German language teaching, educational needs and goals for further development of German language skills were proposed. The shortcoming of the teaching was mainly insufficient space for consolidating professional terminology and vocabulary, which is needed for business negotiations, the implementation of foreign exhibitions (participation in fairs) and when studying drawing and technical documentation (foreign contracts).

The lesson was planned as an intensive daily study with an erudite lecturer in 2 groups and subsequent self-study (vocabulary review, preparation of conversation topics). Therefore, the duration of the lesson was set once a week for each group for 3 hours (after 60 minutes with one break of 15 minutes). The basic goals of the education were the teaching of basic terminology (professional vocabulary) in the field of container production and consolidation of THP conversation in business German and the ability to communicate professionally with foreign customers.

All participating employees had the basics of the German language (dictionary, basic vocabulary). The result of the education was an increase in the language skills of the decisive part of the company’s management and other employees who directly communicate with foreign customers. Education thus contributed to further increasing the company’s competitiveness and securing new orders. At the same time, the costs of possible interpreting services used by the company (negotiations with the customer, translations of business contracts) were reduced.


Project name: Reading technical documentation in German – professional terminology
Subsidy amount: CZK 149,670.00
Implementation period: January to February 2014

The project was a follow-up to the Professional Business and Engineering Terminology Course. The teaching was again planned as an intensive daily study with an erudite lecturer in 2 groups and subsequent self-study (vocabulary review, preparation of conversation topics). Therefore, the duration of the lessons was set twice a week for each group for 3 hours (after 60 minutes with one break of 15 minutes). The scope of the course (a total of 16 course days = 48 hours per group) should be sufficient to consolidate the basic terminology from the company’s engineering production – container production and the teaching of basic vocabulary in the area of product technical documentation and tender documentation (reading procurement documentation, catalog sheets, drawing documentation).

Since the documentation related to orders is archived at the company headquarters, the service provider provided training both in its own training premises and in the company in Domaželice near Přerova (teaching on specific current documents, consultation of unknown vocabulary from correspondence).

The result of the education was a further increase in the language skills of the decisive part of the company’s management, which directly communicates with foreign customers in relation to the drawing and project documentation of orders. Education will contribute to further increasing the company’s competitiveness and ensuring a quick response to changes in project documentation for foreign orders in Austria and Switzerland.


Project name: Basic course of aluminum welding in a protective atmosphere ZK 131 21
Subsidy amount: CZK 43,205.00
Implementation period: January to February 2014

The aim of this course was to increase the professional skill of 1 final assembly worker by completing the basic course of aluminum welding in a protective atmosphere ZK 131 21. By acquiring this skill, conditions were created for a faster response to the needs of foreign customers and the possibility of obtaining additional supplies. Until now, only 1 employee fulfilled this professional skill, which limited economically and technologically interesting production.

In order to further acquire the market, it is necessary to respond quickly to customer requirements. There are more and more requests for replaceable superstructures with aluminum elements (e.g. side panels, fronts, lids). Recently, customers have been focusing on increasing the efficiency of transport, which aluminum offers them due to its lower weight compared to ordinary steel. By using aluminum elements, the total transported weight can be reduced, and thus the fuel consumption, or achieve the desired increase in transport efficiency. In order for PLASTICO spol. s.r.o. could focus more on this special segment of the exchangeable bodies market, which is economically very interesting for it, it needed to increase its ability to quickly respond to new market requirements, or to have in its employee base workers who master the welding of this hitherto less used material.


Project name: Basic course of stainless steel welding in a protective atmosphere
Subsidy amount: CZK 51,566.00
Implementation period: January to February 2014

The aim of this course was to increase the professional skills of 1 worker by completing a basic course of stainless steel welding in a protective atmosphere. There are more and more requirements for stainless steel containers. Due to its higher resistance, stainless steel is used in demanding operations, such as chemical plants, rendering plants, but also food plants. In these areas with difficult operating conditions, customers mainly emphasize the service life of the container, which stainless steel offers compared to conventional steel. In order for PLASTICO spol. s.r.o. could focus more on this special segment of the exchangeable bodies market, which is economically very interesting for it, it needed to increase its ability to quickly respond to new market requirements, or to have in its employee base workers who master the welding of this hitherto less used material.

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Project Title: Increasing Professional Skills in Autodesk (2D/3D Modeling)
Subsidy amount: CZK 71,000.00
Implementation time: March 2014

The educational activity was discussed by the management of the company and it was recommended to use the training of an accredited center of the international software company Autodesk to increase the competitiveness of the KOVO department and designers, who are significantly involved in obtaining highly profitable piece orders for foreign partners. Gaining new insights into the existing and new versions of the program during the four-day intensive training helped the company create impressive 2D and 3D product designs, speed up design workflows with time-saving improvements, quickly import and merge models from a variety of applications, and instantly increase productivity with AutoCAD Mechanical. The service provider was required to adapt the interpretation to the specific requirements of the company. The result was an overview of new functions and possibilities for optimizing and improving product designs before actual implementation. In its consequences, the educational activity saves time and money during design, helps the company to increase quality and support innovation. Without optimization of the production process, it will not be possible to survive in European competition in the future, which is based on a quick response to changes in customer requirements while simultaneously optimizing design and production costs.

Project Name: Lean Management Fundamentals Course – Production Management System
Subsidy amount: CZK 163,635.72
Implementation period: January to March 2014

Our company’s business activities are defined by current orders from customers from abroad, primarily from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. During many years of operation in these Western European markets, a strong base of business partners and sellers has been built up. Evidence of this is, among other things, the existing authorized representative office of PLASTICO spol. since 2007. s.r.o. on the Swiss market.

The experience of the Swiss branch demonstrated the necessity of a new approach to production and human resources management. Here, the basic elements of “lean production – the so-called Lean management” have already been implemented and, as a result, have contributed to improving the efficiency (competence) of the work of managers, to saving costs in logistics and handling orders. Considering that the company is interested in ensuring the permanent growth of efficient production and increasing competitiveness in the Czech Republic as well, it was recommended by the company’s executive to provide a Lean management course for the company’s top 4 employees here.

The goal of the project was to introduce the gradual implementation of the principles of “lean production” as a way of continuously eliminating waste in every activity (production and management). Each of the course participants is directly responsible for one section of production (head of KOVO, head of supply, head of production, head of commercial activities). During the analysis of the current state of production and human resources management, which was carried out in the spring of 2013, it was stated that it is necessary to strengthen the competencies of top employees and teach them to redefine the goals of the company’s permanent growth and the methods of achieving them, namely:

  • by increasing the efficiency of management and production (“doing the right things”)
  • by increasing efficiency (“doing things right”)
  • by increasing the economy of production (“doing activities with minimum cost”)
  • by increasing responsibility (“doing the activity fairly and responsibly”).

The result of the training was the lecturer’s recommendation to implement this system into corporate management. The main priority was to redefine the possibilities of increasing added value for the customer and ways to achieve more efficient production. The content of the course was directly based on the identified needs of the company based on a comparison with the methods of managing production and human resources in Swiss companies with which the company cooperates and to which it supplies its products. The content of the education was focused on increasing competitiveness (production management) and increasing top management competencies (human resources management). Areas of learning should therefore include:

  • Lean planning – clear and strategic management of production sections,
  • Lean management processes – unambiguous and clear management of processes at individual stages of production (demand-research-production-sales-innovation),
  • Lean documented system – simple and clear documents (simplicity for the customer),
  • Lean business processes – reduction of waste in processes and their continuous improvement,
  • Lean implementation – a system in place to ensure that strategies are implemented and goals are achieved.

Due to the small expected scope of the course (7 days), an expert interpretation of the basic principles of Lean management was required and, in particular, an analysis of possible changes, which in their consequences will ensure an increase in the quality and volume of production (reduction of complaints, losses, innovation – production with a higher margin) and further higher motivation and utilization of workers (reduction of losses in personnel costs, increase of production productivity).

After consultations with the educational company, it was recommended to organize the activity as a combination of individual 6 seminars (moderated discussion, lecturer’s presentation and solution of case studies) and application of individual principles in the workplace. At the next seminar, the results were evaluated with a proposal for their possible implementation into the production management system (human resources). As part of the last day of teaching, the processes of change and performance improvement (what worked, what didn’t work) in the company were evaluated. These individual blocks of education were organized no more than once a week, so that the consequences of the proposed changes could be fully manifested. The ultimate goal of this course was to define the further development of the company in the area of effective production and human resources.


Project name: Project management of production
Subsidy amount: CZK 62,600.00
Implementation period: September to October 2014

At the beginning of 2014, a seven-day course on the basics of Lean management – production management system was implemented for 4 top employees of the company. The aim of the training was to find out the current situation in the company in the field of production management by senior staff. The outcome of the course was the identification of real possibilities for new, effective management of the company and human resources in the current stage of the company’s existence. Product management by top management was characterized by the lecturer as not entirely effective (a large number of specialized orders with high added value intended for foreign markets – problems with production management without complaints, transport logistics cumbersome and expensive, the outputs of the sales economy inappropriately measurable in time). The main problem with the company’s management was identified in the non-uniform methodology of managing individual orders (= projects). It was stated that the so-called project manager (executive of the company) must be able not only to solve the incidents and problems that have arisen (the current situation in the company), but above all to prevent errors, solve them in advance and in a targeted manner.

Powerful tools and applications exist today to manage projects and project tasks, but at PLASTICO spol. s.r.o. a currently functioning unified methodology for managing individual projects (delivery of products – especially containers and other products within individual customer orders) and habits that should be followed by successful managers, i.e. company executives, are missing. At the end of the educational activity, the lecturer proposed a content plan for the training of managers in the field of production management, which should prevent:

  • poor planning (outputs, method of project management and reporting, control stages of the project – production and sales);
  • insufficient specification of objectives (necessary clear definition of the objective, measurability);
  • loss of control over project scope (due to schedule and budget overruns);
  • insufficient risk management of the project, the occurrence of material and monetary damages during production and sale.

The improvement of production management as a whole (order – production – sales – service), especially of newly introduced products to foreign markets, is a decisive factor for further economic growth for the company. From the customer’s point of view, there is great pressure to reduce the price of deliveries while simultaneously increasing quality and modernization (more durable varnishes on containers, simpler handling of superstructures, deliveries on set dates to a specified place, technical documentation in accordance with EU legislation, guaranteed operational service).

The training activity was therefore designed for workers who are decisively involved in the management of production, records, logistics and business activities of the company. Of the eight proposed employees, four participated in previous Lean management training, therefore only intensive training in the scope of 2.5 days (20 teaching hours) focused on the specific points of the curriculum was considered. The topic of the training is a continuation of Lean management training, based on its conclusions (detection of deficiencies in management) and specifically addresses how to change the project management of production and business activities to ensure higher efficiency and profitability.

The head of construction and the designer learned to better define the goals of individual orders from the point of view of efficiency and economy (amount of time for product modeling in relation to the selling price, use of standardized products for tenders that are repeated, creation of technical documentation according to project management principles);

The head of the logistics department has mastered the general procedures of project management (reality of product transportation costs, methods of optimizing transportation costs, creation of a delivery schedule within the project), management and prevention of transportation risks;

The head of the secretariat learned the overall project setup, risk prevention (order-production-distribution cycle) and management communication management (team members’ roles, responsibilities and powers). This function includes powers of deputation for the head of the business activity, therefore it is included in this course;

Head of production, Head of the KOVO department, Head of commercial activities, Head of the supply department – mastered the setting of project parameters (supplies, products), risk management and control of project development, comparing project development with the plan, resolution of deviations).

The benefit of the educational activity for the company was:

  • acquiring professional skills in the field of “Framework – project methodology”, which serves as a flexible manual of recommended procedures for efficient production for company management in the future, based on the modern principles of the PRINCE2 project management method.
  • effective production management – responding more flexibly to customer requirements during production and increasing quality by setting generally valid parameters based on project management. These parameters will be binding and measurable.
  • reduction and prevention of risks during production and logistics of order management with the aim of increasing the profitability of production, reducing losses during transport.
  • optimization of management work (evaluation methodology and control principles of individual project stages, better use of working time).
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Project name: Minimum customs declarant
Subsidy amount: CZK 4,091.00
Time of implementation: August 2014

With the increasing number of foreign orders that are implemented or are planned in the period of 2014/2015, the need arose in the company for reasons of substitutability for another employee, trained for the job position of customs declarant. Therefore, as part of comprehensive company training, the goal was set to train a newly hired employee in the area of customs regulations. His duties include:

processing of all documentation required for customs clearance of goods, for export and import of goods from countries outside the EU and to carry out customs clearance of individual shipments separately;
processing of the documentation required for sending goods within the EU based on the agreed dispatch plan;
checking the completeness of returned documents related to the movement of goods within and outside the EU;
control of compliance with the conditions of authorization of a simplified procedure for confirming the origin of goods in the form of an approved exporter, application of the rules of origin of goods and control of formal requirements for proving origin, keeping records of issued proofs of origin.
The benefit of the educational activity for society:

increasing work efficiency when handling foreign deliveries by applying knowledge of current customs regulations.
ensuring the mutual substitutability of 2 female employees in the position of customs declarant (increasing the company’s exports abroad requires a greater need for communication with the Customs Office and handling customs matters).
improvement of production management and shipment of goods abroad (smooth handling of customs formalities during the planned increase in deliveries for the period 2014/2015).
The training familiarized the new worker in a practical form with selected provisions of basic legal regulations in the field of customs issues, e.g. entry of goods into the customs territory of the Community, submission of goods for customs procedures, summary customs declarations, temporary storage of goods, customs debt, creation of customs debt, forms of payment, relief payments (postponement, waiting, installments).


Project name: Modeling 3D objects in Autodesk Inventor 2015

Subsidy amount: CZK 78,600.00

Implementation period: September to December 2014

Reasons for implementing the project – educational activities:

renewal of the machine park – e.g. new CNC press brakes with greater capacity (tandem connection) enables the design of parametrically better and cheaper products. It is necessary to switch to designing in 3D modeling on the purchased Autodesk Inventor and Mechanical software (so far only 2D projection). By completing the activity, workers will improve their use of all the possibilities of CNC machines (setting the optimal parameters of products during production);
the new version of the Autodesk Inventor 2015 program enables efficient, fast modeling and includes new or more powerful modules (Inventor Home, designs of large assemblies), with which it is necessary to familiarize the employees of the design department);
after completing the course and deploying 3D software, further shortening of product development (modeling of products before own production for individual orders), increase of work efficiency and saving of funds for creating models is expected.
For this reason, employees of the design department (1 head of the KOVO department, 2 designers and 1 head of construction) were proposed for the educational activity, who can fundamentally influence the success of sales and the competitiveness of the company in the framework of the design and preparation of production. All design workers already work in the Autodesk Inventor environment, designing and modeling product and part designs in 2D, but need to become proficient in the new features and modules of the Autodesk Inventor 2015 program and fully utilize them for 3D modeling.

The benefits for the company are:

a significant increase in the speed and efficiency of the design department’s work by applying a new optimized program,
more flexible response to customer requirements during production and an increase in the quality of the resulting product (simulation of critical points, the possibility of material savings, the possibility of simulating the properties of the prototype in a PC before actual production),
an increase in success in obtaining new orders, the company expects an increase in the number of new offers and a reduction in the time of preparation of technical documentation after completing the educational activity,
optimization of the work of the design department by intensive teaching of new functions of the Autodesk Inventor program in the area of project documentation management,
saving time – preventing expensive mistakes during subsequent production – above all, the ability to quickly respond to changes in conditions, recalculations of delivery prices and calculations, creation of templates.
The training was designed as a continuation of the educational activity “Increasing professional skills in the Autodesk program”, which was implemented in the scope of 4 training days at the beginning of 2014. Despite the intensive training, it was not possible to train the entire issue of the Autodesk Inventor program, especially 3D modeling. Thanks to the new 2015 version, there have also been changes in the design of individual components and in the area of large assemblies (designing more complex products with a higher number of parts). The training was consulted in advance with the supplier of the new version of the software, who knows the needs and level of knowledge of specific employees of the design department

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Project Title: Employee Skills Development at Plastic
Registration number: CZ.1.04/1.1.02/35.01375
Subsidy amount: CZK 1,412,860.85
Implementation period: February 2011 to October 2012

This project was implemented together with the partner company PŘEROVSKÉ KOTLÁRNY VLČEK s.r.o. The project was financed from the resources of the European Social Fund through the Human Resources and Employment Operational Program and the state budget of the Czech Republic.

The management of PLASTICO spol. s.r.o. and PŘEROVSKÉ KOTLÁRNY VLČEK s.r.o. realizes the influence of employees on the company’s performance. The need for deepening, expanding and increasing the qualifications of employees is an important success factor. Although the company felt a decrease in orders in connection with the crisis, it was interested in keeping its employees. The goal of the project was also to prevent limiting the educational activities of employees, which would lead to a slowdown in the company’s competitiveness. The project was mainly focused on education, which helps employees to increase their performance within their profession. The educational activities also included general skills such as language learning and PC work, which cross professions and increase a person’s flexibility and employability in various positions.

The aim of the project was to increase the adaptability and qualification of employees. The key goal was also to mitigate the effects of the economic crisis in PLASTICO spol. s.r.o. and contribute to the sustainability of all jobs. The implementation of the project fulfilled another goal of the project, namely increasing the competitiveness of the company.

In February 2011, Truck Driver Training took place with 5 employees attending. Employees-drivers must complete this training every year.

In March 2011, the production employees completed the Basic Course in operating the terminals of the Helios information system. In the company PLASTICO spol. s.r.o. a unified information system was introduced, the goal of which was also the introduction of electronic records of all production operations. This training followed up on this implementation. Course participants learned how to use information system terminals to record and report work operations they perform.

Due to its scope, the Project Management training was spread over several months, took place in April, May, June and July 2011 and was attended by 1 female employee. The goal was to gain an overview of how to effectively use EU subsidy programs, learn to work with the various programs in which applications are submitted, learn to compile a project application, plan a project and manage the project. The acquired knowledge was used in the preparation of new applications in various EU programs and in the management of an already implemented project.

In October 2011, 2 of our employees successfully completed the basic course of steel welding ČSN 050705 – the course of welding non-alloyed and low-alloyed steel in a protective atmosphere. The course was divided into a theoretical and a practical part. Graduates received a certificate and a worker’s training card. By obtaining a certificate, the qualifications of employees have increased and thus their price on the labor market and the price for employers. The aim of the training was to increase the qualification of the worker and thereby make his work more efficient.

In the months of November and December 2011, legal training took place, namely the training of clerk drivers, crane operators, binders, VZV drivers and OSH training. Employees must complete all these trainings once a year. The main point of all these trainings was above all the safety of employees, both from the point of view of regular workers and from the point of view of special activities that employees perform according to their classification. A total of 40 people completed these trainings.

In January 2012, the accounting firm completed the course on Taxation of wages and salaries and annual accounts. As part of the training, the changes in the taxation of wages, the annual settlement of tax advances, and the forms of the Ministry of Finance issued for the needs of employers were discussed. 1 person attended the training.

At the end of January 2012, the Regular retraining of truck drivers took place again. 5 company drivers participated. The content of the training was road traffic rules, interpretation and application in practice, traffic regulations of other countries, theory of safe driving principles, influence of tires on driving safety, defensive approach to driving vehicles, taking over cargo, loading, securing and handing over, economics of road vehicle operation. The training contributes to ensuring the safety of not only cargo transportation, but also the safety of the drivers themselves during international transportation.

At the turn of February and March, 1 employee completed a basic steel welding course ČSN 050705 – a course on welding non-alloyed and low-alloyed steel in a protective atmosphere. The course was divided into a theoretical and a practical part. The graduate received a worker’s training certificate. By obtaining a certificate, the employee’s qualification has increased and thus his price on the labor market and the price for the employer. The aim of the training was to increase the qualification of the worker and thereby make his work more efficient.

A Beginning Payroll Accountant course for our payroll accountant was scheduled for March 2012. The course taught the payroll accountant to competently and independently maintain and process all records of wages, health and social insurance, including current changes. The goal of the course was a complete interpretation of the payroll including all current changes, deepening the accountant’s knowledge of the payroll, examples from practice were discussed in the course and questions were answered. The experience of other payroll accountants from other companies, which were presented as part of the discussion, was also beneficial.

In July 2012, 1 employee completed the Successful and Effective Secretary course, the aim of which was to improve verbal, non-verbal and written communication and social etiquette. Other goals were to learn how to set priorities, how to effectively plan and how to work with information in different time horizons, how to coordinate your working time with the working time of your superior, how to apply the principles of successful communication and apply the principles of problem solving and effective decision-making. The benefit was the development of the ability to communicate and get along with different types of people, the improvement of knowledge in the field of economics, business and personnel and thus the efficiency of the work of the company’s secretariat.

In July 2012, courses on general knowledge of working with a PC were implemented. The goal was to develop the knowledge and skills of workers in the field of computer technology and computer programs that they use in their work. The employees who took the courses had different levels of this knowledge, from beginners to advanced. The composition and content of the courses were also adapted to this. The training brought simplification, acceleration and efficiency of their daily work. The Powerpoint, Word I course, part of the PC Basics course and part of the Aurodesk Inventor basic course were implemented. The content of the Powerpoint course was to teach 3 participants the basics of creating presentations in this program. The participants were introduced to presentation methods and learned to work with images, text, objects, graphics and tables and modify the appearance of the presentation, use basic effects, prepare materials and present presentations. After completing the course, administrative staff can use their knowledge to create presentations of both the company’s activities and results. The Word I course contained the basics of working in this text editor, the content was to teach 5 employees to edit and format text, insert images, tables and graphs into the text, use Word functions that speed up and simplify work with text. The course was attended by construction workers who increasingly communicate with end customers, create and send price offers and similar documents. The course taught them how to write, format and print the common documents they use.

Additional computer skills courses were held in July, August and September 2012. The Basics of PC Operation course taught 3 employees to work independently with a personal computer. Graduates became familiar with basic terms in the field of computers, learned to navigate the MS Windows environment, create, edit and print documents, work with files and folders on the computer, search for documents on the computer, use USB flash drives, CDs and DVDs, got acquainted with programs that are part of MS Windows. The course also included the basics of the Word text editor and the Excel spreadsheet editor and the basics of Microsoft Outlook. The employees learned how to navigate the Windows environment without any problems, set up their desktop and all control panels according to their needs and thus speed up the activities performed in MS Windows.

The Word II course, which was attended by 3 employees, deepened the basic knowledge of the Word text editor, focused on the use of paragraph styles and automatic formatting, the use of templates, organizing a document with the help of an outline, creating indexes and contents, mass mailing, using footnotes and footnotes, use of bookmarks, subheadings and cross-references. The knowledge of the administrative staff of this text editor has been deepened in order to speed up and make their work more efficient. The text editor is used every day, and gaining more advanced knowledge has led to the simplification of working with it.

The Excel I course included the basics of working in this spreadsheet editor, the aim was to teach 5 course graduates basic operations, use of formulas, functions and graphs, basic formatting, printing from the spreadsheet editor, inserting objects, using automatic filters. The course was focused on the basics of the program and was attended by construction workers who use the spreadsheet editor for calculations and calculations of technical solutions, offers and orders.

Excel II. Expanded the basic knowledge of the Excel spreadsheet editor for 3 employees. He worked with lists, pivot tables, analytical tools, automatic formatting, linking sheets, workbooks and merging them, importing data and objects. Administrative workers who use the spreadsheet editor every day have improved their knowledge. As part of the course, “tailor-made” templates of constantly repeating files were also created, which led to speeding up the work of creating them.

Another course implemented was Working with the Internet. The content of the course was to repeat the basics of using the Internet and deepen them. The differences between browsers were explained to the participants, they learned how to browse the Internet, search for information using the Seznam and Google portals, download files from the Internet, work with communication clients such as Skype, and discussed the issue of safe work on the Internet and preventing potential problems. The course was completed by 3 employees, and it primarily resulted in the simplification of Internet searches, which administrative workers use every day. The course demonstrated several methods to make working on the Internet more efficient and prevent security risks and problems.

The goal of the Autodesk Inventor basic course was to teach 2 employees to use the most common engineering 3D modeler. The training was intended for new users who are starting to work with the Autodesk Inventor program – during the training, they understood the principles of parametric modeling of components and assemblies and became familiar with the user environment of the Inventor program. Designers learned to establish and manage new projects, create and modify individual components and work with them in simple and more advanced assemblies, create sheet metal components and their developments, and create complete drawing documentation including views and sections, details, positions, bill of materials and schedules.

Autodesk Inventor – sheet metal parts was intended for listeners who already use the Autodesk Inventor program and was focused on creating sheet metal parts, taught how to create, modify and use sheet metal templates, the participant could try all the necessary procedures on practical examples. The course was intended for 1 construction worker who already uses the Autodesk Inventor program and brought improvement of work in it, not only by modifying the program environment, but also by creating the templates used.

The advanced Autocad course was completed by 3 designers who are already advanced users of this program. They learned about the advanced settings of the program and learned about publishing drawings in DWF, PDF format and exporting them. These employees use a program to draw drawing documentation. The lecturer also helped them set up the program environment and explained the advanced features of the program that they can implement in their daily work.

In September 2012, a three-day course The role of the foreman in the production team was implemented, which was attended by 2 employees. The course discussed the role of the master, his responsibility, the master’s personality, rules of communication with subordinates and superiors, rules of team cooperation, solving problems in the team, solving problems with subordinates, principles of team management, control and evaluation of work, styles of team management, delegation, support and motivation team. The production manager and foreman learned to organize their work, accept the responsibility of the foreman, solve problems at the workplace, optimize relations with management, communicate effectively with superiors and subordinates.

In the months of September and October 2012, language courses took place, namely German and English language courses. A total of 9 people were trained. Since 90% of our customers are from German-speaking countries, communication in the German language is the order of the day, and it is not only management, but also designers, foremen and administrative staff. Recently, the number of customers contacting the company in English has also increased. The aim was therefore to teach employees to respond to customer requirements in such a way that they would be able to solve problems with them not only in the area of professional technical specifications of orders, but also in normal communication and to teach employees to respond to the requirements of potential new customers in English.

The German language course was designed for beginners and intermediates. The course was attended by designers and administrative staff who communicate with clients from German-speaking countries. The content of the course was adjusted according to the needs of the given profession, so it focused not only on ordinary material but also on professional terminology related to the activities of an engineering company. The total scope of the course was 48 hours. Designers, who increasingly use German in communication with customers when specifying the technical solution of orders, and administrative workers who have to respond to common customer requests have graduated from the German language.

The English language was also intended for beginners and intermediates. The content of the course was also adjusted according to the needs of the participating workers, so professional terminology was also discussed. The total duration of the course was 48 hours and 3 employees participated. The English language was completed by the management and sales department of the company, which processes the requests of potential customers and must therefore be able to respond promptly to the demands and requests of English-speaking customers.

At the turn of September and October 2012, 2 employees completed a welding course, namely Basic welding course ČSN 050705 – welding course of unalloyed and low-alloy steel in a protective atmosphere – designation ZK 135 W01 and Basic welding course ČSN 050705 – course of welding aluminum and its alloys in a protective atmosphere atmosphere – designation ZL 131 W22. The content of the course was materials science, welding technology, welding of various types of welds, deformations, stresses and defects in welds. The courses were divided into a theoretical and a practical part. It contributed to the improvement of the workers’ welds and, thanks to the information about weld defects, also to the improvement of their work and the prevention of possible complaints. Graduates received a certificate and a worker’s training card. By obtaining a certificate, the qualifications of workers have increased, so they can perform more professional and complex work.

In October 2012, a six-day Purchasing Professional course was held, attended by the purchasing manager. The course introduced purchasing as a part of corporate logistics, dealt with purchasing strategies, optimization of purchases, purchasing goals, purchasing marketing, inventory management and purchasing processes and their progress were also discussed, the topic of purchasing and law and customs administration including delivery conditions in international trade were marginally presented . As part of the course, the purchasing manager learned to determine the role and position of purchasing in the company, determine purchasing needs in terms of quantity, quality, price and delivery time, improve the search for the most suitable supplier, and master the techniques of effective purchasing negotiations. Since the cost of material purchase is in the first place, it can be assumed that these costs can be reduced by more effective procurement negotiations and optimization of purchasing processes and inventory management.

In October 2012, additional courses from the Soft Skills and Economic Education module were also held. These were the Taxation of wages and salaries, Pension insurance and pension insurance record sheets, the Labor Code and Internal Company Guidelines. A total of 10 people were trained. The goal was to maintain the qualifications of employees in areas such as accounting, payroll, HR, pension, social and health insurance, in which changes occur every year, and thus improve the skills of technical and economic workers, increase their performance, strengthen their independence and expand their competences.

As part of the Training on Taxation of Wages and Salaries, the changes in the taxation of wages, the annual settlement of tax advances, and the forms of the Ministry of Finance issued for the needs of employers were discussed. A payroll accountant was trained, who, after completing the training, can better navigate the changes in taxation of wages and salaries and the annual settlement of wages valid from the beginning of 2012.

The training Pension insurance and pension insurance record sheets clarified the issue of pension insurance, in particular the range of insured persons, the period of insurance, types of pensions, changes in the conditions of entitlement. 2 employees attended. The course provided a better orientation in the field of personal pension insurance. Experience in solving problems and non-standard situations in this area was also a benefit.

The aim of the Labor Code course was to acquaint 2 employees with the changes in the Labor Code and their impact on the company’s activities. The course discussed the basic areas of the Labor Code and the employer’s obligations arising from this law, but was also focused on concrete examples and problems of employers from practice. The course shed light on both the employer’s basic obligations in this area and some specific problems.

The Internal Company Guidelines course dealt with the creation of internal company guidelines according to regulations and practical knowledge and showed their impact on internal company processes. Given that internal company guidelines mainly concern accounting, payroll and HR, not only an accountant but also an economist took part in the course. They learned what types of guidelines a company should have and what their impact is on the company’s processes. Based on the course, the system of already existing guidelines was updated according to the applicable legislation and the missing guidelines were added.

In October 2012, statutory training was also carried out, namely Regular training of clerk drivers, Training of VZV drivers, Training of crane operators, Training of binders and Training of health and safety. Employees must complete all these trainings once a year. The main point of all trainings was the safety of employees at work, both from the point of view of ordinary workers (OHS) and from the point of view of special activities that employees perform according to their classification (binders, crane operators, VZV drivers).

Zaměstnanci partnerské firmy se zapojili do profesního vzdělávání v oblasti programování CNC strojů a získané dovednosti budou vzájemně konzultovat se zaměstnanci naší firmy, kteří budou vzděláváni ve stejné oblasti, ale v prostředí jiného CAD programu. Tento pilotní krok povede ke spolupráci obou firem v oblasti konstrukce a podpoří efektivnost rozvoje obou firem i zaměstnanců v oblasti konstrukce. Školení „Programování CNC strojů“ se uskutečnilo v září 2011 a úspěšně ho absolvovali 4 zaměstnanci partnerské firmy.

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