Skoda Slavia Concept
The seventh Škoda Student Concept Car, designed by 31 trainees attending the renowned Škoda vocational school, links the past with the present: the open-top Škoda Slavia pays homage to this year's Škoda AUTO anniversary by commemorating the name of the first bicycles produced by Václav Laurin and Václav Klement after they founded the company in 1895. The spider variant of the Škoda Scala combines the contemporary compact model's bold and exciting lines with a common design standard from the earliest days of motoring, when most automobiles were open-top vehicles. From first draft to building this one-off car, the students completed every step themselves, with support from their instructors as well as Škoda experts in the Design, Production and Technical Development departments. This, the seventh Škoda Student Car since 2014, once again showcases the high standard of training at the Škoda vocational school in Mladá Boleslav.
Alois Kauer, who took over as Head of the Škoda Academy in February 2020, says, "The Student Car is the Škoda vocational school's annual flagship project. For the seventh year running, our students are demonstrating the high standard of our in-house training by planning, designing and building an impressive one-off car. We enable them to design their dream car, working with professionals from our various departments. As a result, their training already familiarises them with processes that will become part of their working lives later on, when they graduate from our vocational school and embark on a career in our company."