Czech Republic Educators Connect SOLIDWORKS Students to Global Competitions & Industry 

Prague  wenceslas square SolidWorks Teacher Blog

Last week I found myself Wenceslaus Square, city center of Prague, Czech Republic.  The Velvet Revolution of November/December 1989 created a new country with students ready to compete on a global stage.

Kolin Czech Tech HS Obeslo and Kratochvil SolidWorks Blog

Josep Maley and Veronika Kubínová  SOLIDWORKS Value Added Reseller, 3E Praha Engineering, drove us to Kolin Technical High School where we got to see the world class accomplishments of their students.  Director Jaromir Kratochvil and Master Teacher Franktisek Obeslo presented how students receive an introduction to SOLIDWORKS.  Then the topics advance to skill sets relevant in industry, such as mold design, sheet metal fabrication, and complex assemblies. At Kolin Technical HS it’s all about job ready skills and a strong fundamental education.

Haas at Kolin Tech HS

Hands-on machining with Haas CNC and programming with FESTO processing equipment made me want to take a class.

Kolin Tech HS TPCA

Students are preparing for a global industry as they work with cars shipped to the UK manufactured by and automotive conglomerate comprised of Toyota, Peugeot and Citroen, TPCA.

Technical High School  Kolin Czech Rep SolidWorks teacher Blog

Kolin Technical High School also represented their country at the world finals for F1inSchool in Dubai.  Using SOLIDWORKS for design, SOLIDWORKS Simulation for Stress Analysis in crash testing, and SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation for drag,  their trophies, metals and photos are proudly displayed in the school’s main hallway.

Visit to Czech Technical University

 CTU Prague Persents to SolidWorks

Back in Prague, the SOLIDWORKS EDU team visited mechanical engineering professors Martin Janda and Frantisek Lopot at Czech Technical University.  Here students are working directly with our commercial customers.

CTU Prague - Stroje Technika SolidWorks Teache Blog

CTU uses SOLIDWORKS in education, research and industry.  Examples in SOLIDWORKS Simulation and large assembly drawings were truly impressive.

CTU Formula Student

CTU also has a world-ranked SAE Formula Student racing team.  In 2014, CTU CarTech Racing placed 3rd in Formula Student ATA Italy, 2nd in Formula Student Czech Republic and 5th in Formula Student Germany.  Their vehicles from years’ past competitions are proudly showcased in the engineering building.

Prague Clock SolidWorks Teachers Blog

The Prague astronomical clock, installed in 1410 is the 3rd oldest astronomical working one in the world.  Now is the time to take notice on how students in the Czech Republic are using with SOLIDWORKS.

Bud Light and Dark Prague SolidWorks Teacher Blog

Budweiser Budvar (not the same as US) is one of the highest selling beers in the Czech Republic and exports to 60 countries.  Soon the most popular export will be the world class engineering talent of the Czech Republic.  Students are our future.

Our travels to the Czech Republic also allowed the SOLIDWORKS EDU team to meet with SOLIDWORKS European Value Added Resellers.  Students worldwide are creating great products with SOLIDWORKS as interns and apprentices with SOLIDWORKS commercial customers.  More stories are to come.

Thank you Josef and Veronika for an amazing event.  Marie

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.