Czech-us, v. o. s. was established in 2006, in the same year we gained work placement approval from the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. Although Czech-us was found in 2006, we have been helping young people to obtain visas for work as lifeguards in the USA, based on their trade licence since 2003. From 2014 Czech-us, v. o. s. became a travel agency. With growing popularity of our programs, we had an opportunity to establish another specialized companies – Czech-us Work and Travel, s. r. o., Czech-us Study abroad, s. r. o. and Czech-us Work abroad, s. r. o.
Since 2004 we are the holders of an “Authorized Provider” permission from the American Red Cross, which allows us to school our students according to the American standards. We have trained more than 5000 lifeguards since 2004. We aren’t just specialized on training American lifeguards. In 2014 we obtained an approval from MŠMT to train even Czech lifeguards. Although there aren’t any exact statistics we are probably the biggest mediators of the Work and Travel USA program in the Czech Republic and Slovakia – together with the Slovak branch we have helped 905 clients to travel for work to the USA (475 of them were lifeguards).