Every child should build a robot, says cybernetics professor Michael Šebek

Sounds like a fairy tale. New educational institute 42 Prague will provide top-notch education in the attractive field of IT, but students do not pay for it. The founder and sponsor of the institution is Škoda Auto, which wants to educate qualified developers in this way. The initiative is an important building block in the company’s transformation from a classic car manufacturer to a software-oriented company.

The study is conducted in English and the study plan includes two paid internships. After completing the first of them, students are ready to take up junior positions in the fields of IT. The program usually takes 3 years to complete, after which students become full-fledged developers. Applicants from the Czech Republic and abroad can apply regardless of their previous education or experience.

According to École’s internal research, 42 to 98% of graduates will find employment in the field of IT before graduating.

The Prague Institute will hire up to 450 future programmers in the next three years. It accepts applications from May 2022 until the end of June, and in the first month alone more than 500 applications have already arrived. The first round of the tender will take place online in the form of logic games. These test the candidate’s prerequisites for successful study. However, previous programming experience is not required.

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Campus 42 Prague was established in the AFI tower building in Prague. It will be available to programmers 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Institut 42 Prague belongs to the international school network École 42, which was founded in Paris in 2013 and already has several dozen branches around the world. After 42 Wolfsburg and 42 Berlin, the Prague branch is already the third École 42 project, with the start of which the Volkswagen Group helped.

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