JUŘICOVÁ Anna VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

Industry is a fundamental sector of the world and national economy. It is an indicator of country’s development, the backbone of the national economy and it has a substantial impact on the regional structure. The conditions on the base of which specific industrial sectors develop are called localization factors. They include raw materials, energy, transport infrastructure and, last but not least, labour force, its qualification structure and the degree of its skills corresponding to labour market demand. Labour resources and labour market influence the changes in the regional concentration of industrial production and thus they significantly participate in the development of both industry and the region. Labour force becomes an important localization factor. Qualified workforce is one of the key tools of industrial production efficiency and stability, its volume and specialization. In order to activate such tools, it is necessary to interconnect labour market requirements and workforce resources provided by the regional vocational education. A well defined specialization structure of the regional education is one of the main workforce resources and has an impact on the efficiency and stability of the enterprise and its overall management system. The paper objective is to analyze mutual relations and conditionalities between industrial manufacturing, its localization and sufficient, high-quality human resources, as well as to draw attention to the specific issues, reduced rationality and functionality of the current system.