Technical School of
Gastronomy and Trade
in Bielsko-Biała is a Vocational School in the south of
Poland. It was established in 1945.
There are 687 learners, aged
15-19 years old and 79 teachers
Our learners can choose the
following subjects in our school like: Catering Technician, Food
Technology and Household Technician, Trade Technician, a Waiter
and a Cook.
The school runs training
workshops where students can gain the knowledge of practical
The school also cooperates
with gastronomy locals in our area, where students can use the
knowledge in practical way for about 4 weeks a year.
Most of our students come from
villages. Their families are very big and their financial income
is too low. Financial help which they receive from communes is
not high enough. It hardly covers basic educational needs. Our
students have not received any financial help from European
Union to make educational chances equal
There are many so called
‘euro-orphan’ it means that one of the parents or sometimes both
of them left the country to work abroad and their children stay
in country and are looked after by their grandparents or older
brothers or sisters. In such situation, they have also more
duties to do at home and less time to learn.
Unemployment among our
students’ parents ranges from 5 to 20 percent. Such results are
caused by seasonal work.