Forestry and Wood Technology School in Postojna is a secondary school, which means that it admits mostly 15-year-old students who have finished primary school and who have chosen, after completing one of our programmes, to seek employment in forestry, carpentry, health services, or continue their studies at a higher level.
Our school has had a long tradition in the field of education. We have educated students in forestry for more than fifty years and in wood technology for more than twenty-five years. We have educated healthcare workers in the programme of nursing since 2007. In addition to regular secondary education, we also carry out education of adults employed in the field of forestry, wood technology and nursing. Secondary School for Forestry and Wood Technology in Postojna also manages a hall of residence and a Youth Hostel Proteus, restaurant, cinematheque and many more. Our school is a place to explore, achieve goals, create, and above all, a place to have a good time.
We offer five programmes to our students:
- the 4-year programme Practical Nurse (Nursing)
- the 3-year programme Nursing Assistant (Nursing)
- the 4-year programme Forestry Technician (Forestry)
- the 3-year programme Forester (Forestry)
- the 3-year programme Carpenter (Wood Technology)
All programmes consist of general knowledge subjects, professional theoretical subjects, practical education in specialized classrooms or in forest, workshop, hospital or nursing home practice and practical on-the-job training.
After they finish their studies, our students can seek employment or they can enrol at university colleges.
Secondary School for Forestry and Wood Technology has been involved in the EU mobility programmes for the past 15 years. During this time, around 80 students and teachers have performed trainings abroad. As a rule, students travel to their practical on-the-job training abroad and carry out work-based trainings independently. By doing so, the students follow strategic goal of our school: “to support participants in international mobility and promote further activities in acquiring and using new knowledge, skills, qualifications, employability and participation in the European labour market”.
We currently run a KA1 project (addressing all programmes) from Erasmus + KA1 Learning Mobility of Individuals (Vocational Education and Training for Learners and Staff), which will end in May 2020, and are partners in a KA2 project (adressing only forestry students) from Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships for School Education.
In December 2019, our project was awarded the national Apple of Quality Award as an example of good practice, which shows that we are on the right track in achieving internationalization and implementation of the individual mobility project.