Partnership For Development Foundation
Ciepła 40E Street
Phone: +48 519 073 096
Technological Cluster INFOTECH: https://www.infotech.org.pl/
INFOTECH Schools: https://www.infotech.edu.pl/
More about the project: https://projects.infotech.edu.pl
All the actions taken by our Foundation aim to serve modern education purposes as well as to promote human rights, including citizen rights. The Foundation aims to develop responsible attitude to rational use of natural resources in the processes of economic development in accordance to sustainable development policy. The Foundation has been the coordinator of energy cluster of Podlasie Energy Initiative since 2016. In this cluster, there are 15 companies from Renewable Energy Sources branches – producing appliances, installations and generating energy. The Foundation creates networks of cooperation in the branch and cooperates with the public sector on the behalf of RES companies.
Moreover, the Foundation co-coordinates Infotech Technological Cluster, which is the source of valuable professional competence and skills used in the educational process in INFOTECH Schools. At present, our Foundation is implementing 2 projects co-founded from EU funds: “INFOTECH – high standards of VET in #siliconforest I”, “INFOTECH – high standards of VET in #siliconforest II”.
The aim of these projects is to raise the level of professional competence and key skills of students and teachers in Secondary Technical School of Programming INFOTECH in Bialystok (Technikum Programistyczne INFOTECH) by organizing didactic and compensatory classes, trainings and internships.
The Fundation is the governing body of the INFOTECH schools: Programming Technical School, General Secondary School and Bilingual Primary School: number of students in INFOTECH Schools: 210 people, number of staff teaching INFOTECH Schools: 55 people.
The rapid development of IT technologies in areas such as the Internet of Things or Artificial Intelligence is not included in the curricula of secondary schools. High school graduates usually have little or no knowledge of the subject. It is necessary to constantly include knowledge about the latest technologies in the process of vocational education, both in secondary and higher education.
As a result, graduates of these schools will gain skills that will be needed on the labor market in a few years. It is necessary to adapt the existing curricula, train teachers and exchange knowledge and good practices between interested educational institutions, as well as IT companies.