The Group of Engine and General Educational Schools (ZSSiO) was the former Complex of Vocational Schools belonging to a Car Factory and was established on 1st September 1972.
In 1981, after creating a new type of Technical Vehicle School (Technical High School and Vocational High School) the youth began their education at the newly established school now located on Filarowa Street 52. School workshops and boarding school were also built on Filarowa.
Within the Complex of Schools, Primary School No. 38 was established in 1990 and Secondary Junior School No 12, established in 1999.
In 1993, the Board of Education in Bielsko-Biala took control of the school and renamed it The Group of Engine and General Educational Schools.
Nowadays the school consists of Primary School No.38, Technical High School No. 5 and Vocational High School No.5.
Primary School No.38 prepares students for further education in different types of secondary schools.
Technical High School No.5, educating the trades: mechanics, automotive technicians, forwarder technicians and industrial robotics.
Vocational High School No.5, educating the trades: mechanics, electromechanics, driver-mechanics and motocycle mechanic.
The school provides students with qualified teachers, educators and a school nurse. All students can take part in extracurricular activities. Students of technical and vocational schools have the opportunity to serve apprenticeships and acquire a driving license.
The school has well-equipped classrooms,language and computerlaboratories with constantaccessto the Internet, audio-visual classrooms, a shooting range, a modernsports halland a multipurposesports field, well equipped, modernlibraryand a multimediacentre.
The school cooperates with lots of significant companies, institutions and universities. Among these are: Eaton, Fiat Chrysler Automobil-FCA Poland, Hyundai Stawowy, Agencja Rozwoju Regionalnego S.A., Szczęsniak Pojazdy Specjalne Sp. z o.o., Inter Cars S.A, University of Bielsko-Biala (Akademia Techniczno-Humanistyczna).
Due to that cooperation our school has patronages, there are lectures in school or in the companies and students have the opportunity to serve apprenticeships in those places.
Moreover, teachers of technical subjects can take part in different vocational trainings organized by our partners.
There are a lot of educational initiatives which are implemented by the school and business partners to prepare our students for their future professional careers.