The P-TECH program is a multifaceted initiative in the field of education. Students complete the level 4 of the Polish Qualifications Framework (Matura) together with education at level 5 of the Polish Qualifications Framework and attain workplace learning skills during apprenticeships. The aim of the P-TECH school model is to provide young people with support in the development their scientific, technical and professional skills in response to the challenges facing the modern labor market: skills gaps, automation and the emergence of new jobs. The P-TECH program was launched in Poland in August 2019 by three partner companies (Fujitsu, IBM, Samsung) and three secondary schools (ZS No. 1 n Wronki, ZSTiO No. 2 in Katowice, Silesian Technical Research School in Katowice).
Fundamental to the effective operation of the P-TECH program is the close cooperation of all partners co-creating the program: Education Departments of relevant local government, technical schools, and industry partners. The content partner of the program is the Educational Research Institute, which operates directly under the supervision of the Minister of National Education.