Young and dynamic with high work ethos
Schools in agglomeration:
- primary: 119
- lower secondary: 50
- basic vocational: 12
- secondary: 19
- technical secondary: 15
- post-secondary: 20
- higher education institutions: 6
There are 6 higher education institutions in Opole. In the academic year 2014/2015 there were more than 25,000 students and in the academic year 2013/2014 the institutions produced nearly 9,000 graduates. When interviewed for the BKL study (the Study of Human Capital in Poland), nearly all students from Opole declared they speak English (91%) and more than half of them declared they speak German (55%) (BKL 2013, N=904). Students can receive education in fields applicable to business service sector. Education institutions offer a vast number of studies within economy and administration, IT, engineering and technology or philology.
Foreign languages skills
Almost all young residents of Opole speak English, whereas 60% of them speak German.
A wide range of language schools, bilingual education classes and high quality of language teaching at all levels of education results in remarkably high percentage of residents speaking one or more foreign languages, primarily English and German. 76% of Opole Voivodeship residents declare they speak at least one foreign language. Nearly 40% of them speak Russian, English or German. It needs to be emphasised that 30% of population continues their language education, primarily English and German. The best languages skills are possessed by the youth – almost all young residents of Opole speak English, whereas 60% of them speak German.
Persons seeking work (unemployed)
~ 8,000 people is looking for work in Opole Agglomeration.
Opole and Opole Agglomeration:
Lower than in the neighboring provinces