10 sep 2018
Meeting at La Moncloa on Vocational Training

CEOE AND CEPYME MET WITH PEDRO SÁNCHEZ AND UNIONS UGT Y CCOO TO PROMOTE VOCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

The goal is to activate the development and modernization of Vocational Training

The presidents of CEOE and CEPYME, Juan Rosell and Antonio Garamendi, have attended the meeting held today at Palacio de La Moncloa with the President of the Government , Pedro Sánchez; the secretary generals of unions UGT and CCOO, Pepe Álvarez and Unai Sordo, and the Minister of Education and Professional Training, Isabel Celáa, to boost the Strategic Agreement for Professional and Vocational Training delivered by the Government today.

Meeting at La Moncloa

The main goal of this plan is to boost Professional and Vocational Training and increase the reputation of this system. According to Juan Rosell, companies must be present and take a front row in this plan because they are the ones that offer the jobs that must be covered, right now and in a near future that will bring further changes in this field.

In addition, both, employers and unions, believe that in the field of Professional Training all tiers of the Administration must be engaged, i.e. there must be participation on the project at a national, regional and local levels, and schools and universities must allow teachers to continuously update their knowledge and skills. The Government said that the new social agents will help in identifying those new qualifications required by the labour market and it wants companies to be involved in the design of new VT degrees demanded by the productive fabric.

Furthermore, the Government will try to streamline the adjustment between supply and demand in qualifications in the short and medium term and simplify the design and updating mechanism for new degrees so that they may be available in a timely manner, with the aim of granting a quick and efficient answer to the productive sectors in each of the regions. 

The Government wants to promote Dual Vocational Training by defining a flexible framework for the different realities of the productive sectors.