|Železiarne Podbrezová a. s. are interested in the education and professional training of their future employees. The company documents indicate that the history of training professionals started in 1869 with the train of apprentice. Since that time, professional education of adolescents underwent many changes up to the current form of the modern, well equipped and staffed school founded by Železiarne Podbrezová a.s. The Súkromná stredná odborná škola hutnícka ŽP and Súkromné gymnázium ŽP are based in Lopej.||
The SSOŠH and Súkromné gymnázium ŽP curricula is concluded by an exit examination and graduates are entitled to attend college. The graduates of these schools and employees of the Joint-Stock Company, who opt for Bachelor Studies at the Faculty of Metallurgy, Technická univerzita, Košice, may attend the Faculty branch office directly in the SSOŠH ŽP premises, Lopej. The Joint-Stock Company supports successful students in the disciplines needed for the ŽP a. s. by providing scholarships to all students that guarantees. The graduates of either the Engineer or Master's Degree Programme employment prospects and further professional development (specialized postgraduate education, doctorate, etc.).
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