Bankia Foundation for Dual Training and the Business Confederation of the Valencian Community (CEV) today signed an agreement for the promotion of Vocational Training and its dual modality with the aim of improving the employability of workers.

The signing ceremony of the agreement was attended by the Director of the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training, Juan Carlos Lauder, the Business Director of Bankia for the Levant, Carlos Aguilera, the CEV President, Salvador Navarro, and the Chair of the Training Committee , Education and Management Knowledge of the CEV, Leonor Sáiz.

Aguilera has expressed his satisfaction to promote an agreement that reflects two of Bankia's main values, the commitment to boost education and employability through better training. He recalled that only through this commitment can contribute to the achievement of a better-formed and more cohesive society. And he has highlighted the work done in this regard by the Bankia Foundation in the Valencian Community where the Foundation has developed additional training projects in foreign trade, COMEX, in digital competitions (DITEC) and where it carries out the SANEC scholarship program to bring it closer FP to clinical and biomedical research.

The president of CEV has underlined the importance of training as a key factor to boost the competitiveness of companies in the Valencian Community. He has referred to the need to strengthen the collaboration of the world of business and academics to provide a model of professional training that responds to the needs that companies and the market requires at any time. And he has underlined the advantages that, in that sense, the Dual Formation supposes.

The agreement will establish four lines of action focused on:

  • Improve dissemination and assessment of VET and its dual modality.
  • Support companies in innovation, in the identification of apprenticeships, the design of training programs or the training of tutors to promote dual projects.
  • The implementation of training projects with learning in the workplace.
  • The development of professional qualification to improve the competitiveness of the company and the stability of employment.

The development of the same will be able to be supported in addition in the recent study published by Foundation Bankia in collaboration with the University of Valencia and the Valencian Generalitat "The Professional Training in the Valencian Comunitat, situation and directives: territorial vision", in which the necessity was indicated to expand the offer of VET studies and direct the training towards more technical cycles with employment.

This report also highlights the importance of Vocational Training in dealing with one of the country's major problems, depopulation.

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