University graduates from the 2013-2014 academic year reached an activity rate of 81.7% in the Canary Islands at the end of 2019, the third lowest in the country, which exceeded only those of Andalusia (78.3%) and Castilla La Mancha (81.4%), according to data released yesterday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE).
The level of access to employment for these graduates was more than five points lower in the Archipelago than that recorded, on average, in Spain, 86.1%, and lower by more than ten points than that recorded by La Rioja, community that obtained the best data in the country, with 91.9%, according to the latest Labor Insertion Survey of University Graduates prepared by the INE.
The Islands managed, despite everything, to improve their position in 2019 compared to what they occupied in 2014, when the degree of occupation of university graduates for the 2009-2010 academic year was analyzed and they occupied the last position among all regions, with 66 9%, which was more than eight points lower than the national average, of 75.6%, according to their data.
The Canary Islands (81.7%) surpassed only Andalusia (78.3%) and Castilla La Mancha (81.4%)
These reveal, in addition, that in 2019 graduates of the 2013-2014 academic year in the Canary Islands who had a job were the second who were able to work in the same community in which they studied to a greater extent, reaching a proportion of 83.7% only surpassed by the of the Balearic Islands,
The rest found employment in other areas of the country, the destination of 11.4% of the total, or abroad, the workplace of the other 4.9%, details the INE.
This has also analyzed the level of labor insertion that graduates who finished a university master’s degree in the 2013-2014 academic year had at the end of 2019, which reached 88% in the archipelago.
With which it was placed in the ninth position in Spain, exceeding the state average by more than half a point, of 87.3%, even though its employment rate for this group was between two and up to six points lower than those of the Communities that obtained the largest in the whole country: La Rioja (94.3%), Catalonia (91.1%) and Navarra (90.3%).
More deadline for scholarships
The Government of the Canary Islands has extended the deadline for submitting applications for university scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year until November 9, as announced yesterday by the Ministry of Education of the regional executive itself.
The “exceptional circumstances caused by the pandemic, which have made it difficult to process aid for university studies during this academic year, which is carried out exclusively electronically”, has led to this extension, published yesterday in the Official Gazette of Canary Islands, reported in a statement its Ministry of Education.
The Islands rate in 2014 was 66.9%, eight points below the state average
Which underlines that this decision addresses “the difficulties reported by the students, arising in obtaining the identification, authentication and electronic signature system”, as well as those derived from the physical access restrictions to public buildings motivated by the protocols established before the covid-19.
And remember that the completion of the application form available to students at the Electronic Office of the Ministry of Education, Universities, Culture and Sports has been proposed only in digital format, since it is understood that the beneficiary group meets the appropriate profile and level of knowledge technicians necessary to address this management.