Metallurgical and foundry enterprises in the long term a shortage of qualified graduates of metallurgical specialties. The lack of trained human resources leads to a reduction in the competitiveness of Czech companies, therefore, pay great attention to vocational education. The authors of the article point to the fact that vocational education and training programmes it is desirable to revise and link with the current operational needs of metallurgical enterprises. In the article are being sought and proposed options for the implementation of the requirements of employers metallurgical companies into the content of educational programs. Among the graduates of metallurgical specialties, should ensure the required professional competencies enabling a smooth transition to performance of the specific job positions in the metallurgy.Keywords: National system of qualifications, job positions, initial vocational education, metallurgical branch, professional competencies
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