47% of middle grade students continue their studies

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47% of graduates In a cycle of intermediate vocational training in the 2019-2020 academic year, he went on to study a
higher cycle the next course. This follows from the 'Subsequent Educational Monitoring Statistics of Vocational Training Graduates', published this Monday by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training.

In this way, the proportion of students who decide to continue training in a higher grade
up 7.5 percentage points compared to the two previous courses, since in 2017-2018 39.5% of these students did so.

Most of these students enroll in a cycle of the
same professional family, particularly in Image and Sound (93.1% continue with a higher degree in the same branch); Sociocultural and Communication Services (93.1%); and Agrarian (90.4%).

Taking into account all the teachings, 51.8% of the graduates in intermediate level continue training: in addition to the 47% who enroll in a higher degree cycle,
3.2% do it in another medium grade; 0.5% do so in Baccalaureate; 0.3% at university; and 0.8% in other education.

0.3% of middle school graduates begin university studies. /

Juan Carlos Alonso

Basic VET

In the case of Basic Vocational Training students,
65.2% of graduates continue studying and enrolls mainly in a cycle of intermediate degree (62.9%). 1.2% study high school; 1% other teachings; and 0.1% another cycle of Basic FP.

The professional families with the highest percentage of Basic Vocational Training graduates who continue studying are Graphic Arts (70.4%); Electricity and Electronics (69.9%); Transportation and Vehicle Maintenance (68.9%); Administration and Management (68.7%); and IT and Communications (67.7%).

Graduated from a higher cycle

Regarding the students who graduate from a higher cycle, 34% continue with their training:
20.9% do it at university; 10.1% in another Higher Degree; 2.1% in other teachings; 0.9% in Middle Grade; and 0.1% in Baccalaureate.

At all stages, age is a key variable for continuity in the educational system: in middle grade, 68.3% of graduates under 20 years of age continue to a higher grade cycle the following year, and 36. 6% of college graduates under the age of 22 go on to university.

20.9% of students who complete their studies in a higher degree decide to enroll in university

More opportunities for Dual Vocational Training

In turn, students who graduate from Intermediate Vocational Training in dual modality -which combines teaching in the classroom with training in a company and which the new legislation plans to generalize- have
greater tendency to continue studying. It also registers a higher labor insertion rate and sometimes combines work and studies.

In this way, 57.5% of the graduates in this modality in the 2019-2020 academic year continued to be enrolled in the 2020-2021 academic year, which is 6 percentage points more than the students of the non-dual modality (51.5% ).

On the other hand, the first year after completing their intermediate studies, 49.4% of the graduates in the dual modality already work, compared to 40.9% of the non-dual modality, which implies a
percentage difference of 8.5 points. Once four years have passed, the difference is 7.2 points, with labor integration rates of 69.6% and 62.4%, respectively.

This distance is even greater in the case of higher-level VET, since 66.2% of dual students in the 2016-2017 class found work the following year, compared to 49.9% of non-dual students. At four years, the rates are 74.5% and 62.5%, respectively.

The professional families with the highest employment rate

In another order of things, taking into account the group of graduates of intermediate vocational training, 41.1% find a job a year after graduating, while 58.5% after three years.

File image of a VET student.

The professional families with the highest labor insertion rate are
Extractive industries (68.7% of graduates work one year after finishing and 75.2% after three years);
Mechanical manufacturing (56% and 68.8%);
Transportation and Vehicle Maintenance (52.1% and 69.1%); Y
Health (51.5% and 63.6%).

In the case of Higher Vocational Training, 50.6% work a year after graduating and 60.3% do so after three years. The students with the highest employment rate are those from
Mechanical manufacturing (73.1% have a job one year after graduating and 75.3% have one after three years); followed by
Instalation and maintenance (68.5% and 76%);
IT and Communications (63.1% and 75.4%) and
Chemistry (62.4% and 69.2%).

The new Vocational Training Law, approved last March, establishes that
All Vocational Training will have a dual nature, with two levels of intensity: the general modality, in which the students will spend between 25 and 35% of their time in company training, and the intensive modality, with more than 35% of their time in the company. All students will contribute to Social Security for the training period in the company.

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