Zespół Szkół Ekonomiczno-Gastronomicznych (The High School of Economics and Gastronomy in Tarnów) is one of the oldest and  largest vocational schools in the city. The beginnings of the school trace back to The Polish Traders School founded on 6th  November 1911. The patron of the school, Józef Piłsudski, was a great politician and a creator of the independent Polish state.
The school is located in the very city centre, within walking distance from the railway station and numerous bus stops. The schools offers to the 16-year-old students both general and vocational education within two types of school: technical  school which lasts four years and vocational school which lasts three years. The students may choose from the following  specializations:

Technical school No 3:
Economic technician
Hotel industry technician
Tradesman technician
Technician of gastronomic services and catering

Vocational school No 3:

The school provides the students with proper traineeship both at school and in the local enterprises. There is also a  possibility of international traineeship for Hotel industry students. The students may also choose from a variety of extra-curricular activities (e.g. trips, film club, photo club etc.) as well  as take part in numerous charity events organized at school. In addition they can participate in European projects (so far  the school participated in two projects: Socrates Comenius in 2005/2006 and Comenius project lasting from 2009 to 2011).