The Houses of Technology

The Houses of Technology companies came gradually into existence in 1960 to be functional facilities for the then Czechoslovak Scientific and Technical Society in Brno, České Budějovice, Kladno, Ostrava, Pardubice, Plzeň (Pilsen), Prague and Ústí nad Labem. The Houses of Technology became known and recognized centres of education, popularization and propagation of science and technology.

In 1990, in new social, political and economic conditions, the Czech Association of Scientific and Technical Societies in compliance with its programme carried out a transformation process of the Houses of Technology into limited liability companies all over the Czech Republic and became their single founder.

At present, in continuity of tradition, the Houses of Technology in České Budějovice, Kladno, Ostrava, Pardubice and Plzeň (Pilsen) work actively and successfully.

Under modest conditions, the institutions came to have very good technical equipment, to be equipped with classrooms, lecture rooms and especially a numerous team of highly qualified lecturers.

These institutions collaborate with professional societies associated with ČSVTS, universities, research institutions, state institutions and also the production spheres of companies.

In accordance with the programme goals of ČSVTS, the Houses of Technology have gradually become modern, dynamically developing educational centres in a European context.

České Budějovice

 

The House of Technology started its activities in 1965 and its offices operated at first on rented premises. In 1981 it moved to a newly built ČSVTS pavilion, which at that time was fully equipped with material and technical logistics. In 1993 the House of Technology was transformed into a Co.Ltd.

The educational activities of the House of Technology are focused on topical themes and issues in the education of adults, corporate education a retraining courses. Retraining courses concern commissions from the employment agengy and providing accreditation programmes for ESF projects. The House of Technology long-term cooperates with employment agencies in the South Bohemian region, Liberec, Mariánské Lázně, and further with the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic, the District Chamber of Commerce and also with contractors of large ESF and AIVD projects.

The House of Technology is the holder of 18 accreditation programmes of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MŠMT) and 1 programme of the Ministry of Agriculture.

A significant annual event is the international conference “Red Cock” focused on firefighting (www. cervenykohout.com).

www.dumtechnikycb.cz
Address:
Plzeňská 2311/2a
370 04 České Budějovice

Ostrava

The Ostrava House of Technology has been in this strongly developing industrial and agricultural region since 1965, a limited liability company since 1993 and has carried the name of DTO CZ since 2007.

Throughout the existence of this modern and flexible organization, DTO CZ has had a very wide spectrum of activities involving:

  • adult education
  • retraining courses
  • conference and congress organization
  • management consultancy
  • certification of persons
  • sales of technical standards, management and economic publications

In past its international conferences were focused on branches of significance to the region: metallurgy, mining engineering and chemical industry, which gained widespread acceptance. At present, activities focused on social and economic changes in Europe and also quality and quality management systems prevail. The House of Technology prepares as many as 300 technical events with the participation of about 10 000 people each year.

One third of educational activities is provided at clients ’ requests directly in firms. Relevant training courses and coaching enhance the effectiveness of firms and individuals oriented to management techniques, process and project management, management and human resources development, business skills and technical professions.

Documents of professional competence of the House of Technology:

  • ISO 9001 certification
  • Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports accreditation for 25 branches and positions
  • Czech Accreditation Institute accreditation for 18 branches and professions
  • European Organization for Quality Control Authorization for quality certificate, Environmental Management System, and labour safety and fire protection with international validity
  • State Office for Nuclear Safety Authorization providing retraining education

www.dtocz.cz
Address:
Mariánské náměstí 480/5
709 28 Ostrava

Pardubice

Since the beginnings of the Pardubice House of Technology in the 1960’s it has focused, in connection to the economic character of the region, on information transfer, consultancy work and education in technical branches, especially mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering and chemical industry.

The House of Technology draws attention to labour safety, ecology, transport and, in cooperation with the Czech Society for Medical Technology, health and social services.

Conferences and seminars concerning welding engineering have a long tradition. Its welding school, equipped with the latest high-tech welding technology, provides training for welders in compliance with EU and the International Institute of Welding standards and prepares them for tests in accordance with the Czech Technical Standard.

The educational activities of the House of Technology within the framework of EU programmes supported by resources obtained from structural funds are very significant and successful. It deals with projects contributing to unemployment solutions in the East Bohemian region.

Further projects are focused on social services: the House of Technology is a partner of a resource implementer providing retraining courses.

The Pardubice House of Technology holds 80 to 100 conferences, seminars, workshops and training courses for about 3 000 participants.

Documents of professional competence of the House of Technology:

  • ISO 9001 certification
  •  Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs accreditation for 20 educational programmes or retraining schemes
  •  Authorization of Ministry of Transport, Road and Urban Transport Institute and Czech Welding Society provide 5 educational programmes

www.dtpce.cz
Address: 
náměstí Republiky 2686,
532 27 Pardubice

Plzeň (Pilsen)

The Plzeň House of Technology began its activities in 1966, and has been registered as a limited liability company since 1993. Its main aim is to provide education training courses.

The goal of all activities is to enhance the competitiveness of all of its clients by means of effective personality development, and to help organizations, firms and individuals with their professional growth.

Conferences, workshops and training courses focus on both support programmes for increasing the technical level of the Czech economy and current economic and legislative problems. The House of Technology holds exhibitions and company fair days, enables consultancy work and provides accredited retraining courses.

The Plzeň House of Technology holds from 80 to 100 technical events a year, in which educational activities overwhelmingly dominate, e.g. computer literacy courses, labour safety or business basics. Firms take an abiding interest in information about quality and quality management systems, environmental creation and protection or management and certification services.

 

Documents of professional competence of the House of Technology:

  • ISO 9001 certification
  • Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports accreditation for 14 educational programmes
  • Ministry of Interior Accreditation for 5 educational programmes
  • Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs accreditation for labour safety and fire protection programme

www.dtplzen.cz
Address:
sady Pětatřicátníků 6
303 40 Plzeň