Furthermore, as Patricia Polite, Head of Sustainability and Circular Economy Projects, assures us, this programme has advantages for all the agents involved: “It allows training to be tailored to the real needs of the market, schools have strong local companies to send students to, teachers receive specific training, contractors can rely on trained local labour, and Endesa improves its relationship with everyone and can continue to work on the just energy transition without leaving anyone behind".
Dual VT: What is it?
Dual Vocational Training is characterised by the alternation between educational centre and company. This means that students develop their learning by combining theory in the classroom and practice in a workplace.
This educational pathway benefits students and companies alike. Firstly, young people enhance their chances of finding work, and secondly, companies can engage in training future graduates while at the same time attracting talent and improving the skills of their future employees.
There are both intermediate and higher level training cycles, but their offer depends on each Autonomous Community and on the centres that apply to offer them.
What are the career prospects of Dual VT?
The high youth unemployment rate (under 25) is a matter of concern throughout Europe, but especially in Spain. Eurostat data from late 2021 tops this rate above 30%, above even Greece, which had led the ranking until then. Both countries are double the Eurozone average (15.5%). Dual VT is therefore a promising opportunity to improve the employability of young people.
According to the 'Statistics on Labour Market Insertion of Vocational Training Graduates', Dual VT has the highest rate of labour market insertion among the different types of vocational training.