Spain has a low percentage of young people between the ages of 15 to 19 enrolled in VET programs in comparison to other OECD countries (12% against 25%). This is the case, despite the fact that Spanish graduates in VET have an employment rate of 74%, as stated in the Strategic Vocational Training Plan of the education system of the Ministry of Education. The projections of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Education and Training show that by 2030 new jobs generated in Spain will require that 65% of professionals have medium qualifications.
'The challenges for the future of VET in Spain is a document produced by a working group at Cotec, which was launched in 2021 to analyse and define different actions to help promote and improve the relationship between companies, Vocational Training centres (VET) and the educational administration.
The work being developed identified 12 key points for the social transformation of VET in Spain with recommendations linked to the administration, companies, teachers, and other social agents. The working group’s general objective is to analyse and define actions that allow the relationship and collaboration between companies, Vocational Training centres and educational administrations, within the context of digitalization and future employment, to be fostered and improved.
Mapping of participants
Dynamization, coordination and management
Training and induction
Production and publication of reports and documentation