Training module 3 – Practice firm

This paper is the third of three e-learning modules created under the auspices of the CENTRES project. The pilot activity in the Czech Republic was focused on the training of career counsellors in schools in the field of creative entrepreneurship and creative career guidance.


In the Czech Republic, the practice firm has been in the curriculum for the past 20 years, particularly in the curricula of business academies. It integrates business related subjects and the practical use of theoretical knowledge in the market.

In recent years, the practice firm is increasingly used by non-business schools specialising in crafts as an elective subject. It helps students prepare for the real life. Graduate unemployment is rising and quite often there is no other choice in life other than self-employment, becoming an entrepreneur.