Our school is one of the oldest and most prestigious vocational training and educational institutions of the Hungarian capital. The name-giver Lajos PETRIK, used to be the chemistry teacher as well as the first principal of the Industrial High School of Budapest founded back on December 7, 1879.
The entire career of Lajos Petrik was featured and highlighted by his dedication to science, fine arts and towards the love of nature and its challenges. He was meant to be a scientist, a teacher, a potter, an art collector as well as a zealous hiker, altogether. As a devoted climber, he even managed to reach up to the summit of one of the 2,400m high unconquered peaks of Tátra Mountains (today in Slovakia). Perhaps, this might as well be one reason why the school ski-camp in the Fatra and Tátra Mountains, Slovakia has been so successful among our students and teachers for decades.
Thus, our vocational high-school is based on the heritage of Lajos Petrik’s versatile personality and his aim and dedication to welcome, cherish and share human values; these are the most important fundaments our school has built its past, present and future on.
The more than 140 year-old educational institution has always been considered to be one of the most outstanding schools in the vocational training system of the capital as well as of the whole country. Following the path laid by our great founding predecessors, our aim is to preserve and maintain a student-centric school. We tend to be a partner institution of the labor-market as well as of the whole society, being open and flexible towards the expectations, needs of the industrial sector in our focus. Through continuous development projects and up-to-date curricula, furthermore by mutual cooperation with our partners from the labor market we are eager to fulfill the external demands and reach our goals set forward in this matter. When elaborating the curricula and through the whole process of education and training, we tend to implement the wishes and expectations of the students, parents or our business partners.
The outstandingly great number of high-school students (around 1,200) attending the graduate and post-graduate (seral) classes have the unique opportunity to obtain useful theoretical knowledge and practical know-how of various professions in the well-equipped classrooms, IT, science labs and industrial training workstations located in the two buildings of the school.
A staff of more than 130 professional, highly educated teachers and instructors help the students’ development in various subjects and fields.
It has always been in the central focus of the school to provide versatile basic knowledge and chance for development for our students, besides the high-quality and recognized vocational training schemes. That is why, many students who graduated from our school managed to fulfill their dreams and perform really high in various fields and walks of lives other than industry.