Sukromná stredna odborna skola Pro scholaris, Slovakia
Private Secondary Vocational School Pro scholaris in Žilina, Slovakia, offers secondary education in
three fields of study: business academy, regional tourism management and information systems and
services. We have 172 daily students from various social levels and backgrounds and 17 teachers.
One of our most important aims is to lead our students to become a high-quality and attractive
competition at the EU labour market as well as to prepare them for their possible studies at a
university. The project will be realized in the connection with project-based learning. It will help
students to obtain knowledge thanks to their own work and activity, in fact it develops competences
such as the 21st- century skills and dimensions towards social inclusion. The project connects
entrepreneurship, tourism and information technologies which are the main objects of study at our
school. Our school offers training courses for the public, among others, also a training focused on
guide services. For this reason, our teachers can be responsible for the theoretical aspect of the
project and they guarantee that the project activities will be managed professionally. The project
partners are from different parts of the world and from miscellaneous cultural, religious and social
backgrounds what makes the social inclusion atmosphere possible.
The key people in charge of
running the project are: School headteacher, Mgr. Tomáš Milata, History and Arts teacher, one of the
lecturers coaching the courses of guide services. The headteacher´s deputy, Mgr. Matúš Dobeš as a
teacher of Geography and Tourism in English, language support with all tourism terms, member of
Erasmus+ project team, a coordinator of WISH project focused on social inclusion, then 21st-century
skills and project-based learning. Mgr. Eva Ladňáková: a teacher of Spanish language, Biology and
Ecology, Religious Studies, a contact person within four projects, one of the lecturers coaching the
guide services courses. She has had 10 years of experiences within the tourist guide services at the
Orava Museum and she has also participated in tourist guide training where she has gained a tour
guide certificate. Ing. Lenka Kubalová and Ing. Martina Dírerová: experts in teaching of tourism and
members of Erasmus+ projects team. They led the students to practical implementation of the project
results. Recently, Mrs. Dírerová is a guarantor of the guide services. These are the key people for the
project, in case they leave their post, their role will be replaced with another project team member.
Other project team members, also experienced in Erasmus+ projects, are: Ing. Ján Leľak, PhD. and
Mgr. Peter Adamov: teachers of Mathematics. They will be responsible for evaluation and project
outputs. Mgr. Vicente Arce, Mgr. Klaudia Polková and Mgr. Andrea Kostka Mikulová: English
language teachers devoted to the development of communication skills among the students.