Wed. Jan 20th, 2021

Education begins the drafting of the law with which it wants to get Spain out of its historical backwardness in Vocational Training

Celaá sets the objective of “doubling the percentage of people with intermediate qualifications”

The Minister of Education, Isabel Celaá, announced this Thursday a new law on Vocational Training , an educational field that has grown strongly in recent years, but in which Spain still accumulates a historical delay.

The elaboration of the norm will begin with the creation of working groups in which the autonomous communities, the social partners and the educational centers will participate.

Spain needs “to double the percentage of people with intermediate qualifications,” said Celaá, because according to forecasts , half of the job opportunities in the second half of this decade will be for graduates with this profile, while less than 20% of the jobs will go to people with a low level of qualification.

The World Economic Forum also ranks Spain 61st in on-the-job training, with an average of 17 hours per worker per year, when in Germany it reaches 50 hours and leading companies between 80 and 85.

The new law, which will replace the current one, approved two decades ago, should serve to “consolidate an integral system linked to the national system of professional certificates”, Celaá declared in the forum A new Law for a new Professional Training .

The ministry has also opened a mailbox this Thursday where citizens can leave their suggestions and contributions to the new rule.

Spain needs “to double the percentage of people with intermediate qualifications,” said Celaá, because according to forecasts , half of the job opportunities in the second half of this decade will be for graduates with this profile, while less than 20% of the jobs will go to people with a low level of qualification.

The World Economic Forum also ranks Spain 61st in on-the-job training, with an average of 17 hours per worker per year, when in Germany it reaches 50 hours and leading companies between 80 and 85.

The new law, which will replace the current one, approved two decades ago, should serve to “consolidate an integral system linked to the national system of professional certificates”, Celaá declared in the forum A new Law for a new Professional Training .

In addition to the VET model, the norm will regulate the recognition of work experience as well as “other ways of acquiring skills”, Celaá pointed out.

The objective of the norm is not only to redesign post-compulsory schooling through VET, but to generalize “the culture of learning throughout life”. “In few issues there is such a general agreement as in FP, on the need to transform it and build an effective system,” added the minister.

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