The Government signs the Canarian Dual Vocational Training Strategy

Ángel Víctor Torres, in the center, poses with the rest of the personalities after the signing. / C7

The Canary Islands become the first autonomous community to sign a document within the social agreement with the measures to develop the new Organic Law on FP

CANARY ISLANDS7 The Gran Canarian palms

The President of the Canary Islands
Angel Victor Torressigned this Thursday the
Canarian Dual Vocational Training Strategy 2022-2026 with those responsible for employers' associations and unions within the framework of the General Social Concertation Table to speed up the transition towards a model of continuous education throughout people's lives and greater ties to employment contracts.

In this way «Canarias becomes the first autonomous community in
agree on a pioneering document with coherent proposals to fit the Organic Law 3/2022 on the Organization and Integration of VET thanks to public-private collaboration through social dialogue", Torres highlighted after signing with the president of the business confederation of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (CEOE-Tenerife) ,
Peter Alfonso, the first vice-president of the homologous entity of Las Palmas (CCE),
Health Maria Gil, the general secretary of the General Union of Workers (UGT),
Manuel Navarroand the secretary of Institutional Policy of the Workers' Commissions (CCOO),
Ignatius Lopez.

Torres also thanked the Ministers of Economy, Knowledge and Employment for their work,
Elena Manez; of Education, Culture and Universities,
Manuela Armas; of Tourism, Industry and Commerce,
Yaiza Castilla; and Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries,
Alicia Vanoostendeand valued the involvement and coordination of the four departments to develop and agree on the Canarian Dual Vocational Training Strategy since the recent approval of state regulations last March.

Through the strategic text of the Concertation Table, progress is made in the punctual fulfillment of
the various objectives of the organic law: identify the professional skills of the labor market, ensure a suitable training offer, enable the acquisition of new skills and promote a professional guidance and support service.

The objective is that all Vocational Training in the Canary Islands have
dual character, thus combining teaching and learning processes on an alternating basis between the training center and the company. The document signed today aims to qualify the young population with the aim of facilitating their professional insertion. Torres recalled that
"Canarian youth has been enduring unemployment figures that are unsustainable for many years" and trusts that this strategy will help maintain the downward trend in unemployment among people under 25 years of age after five months of the labor reform, a decrease that in May was 12% compared to April.

The Minister Elena Máñez highlighted that the Canarian Strategy for Dual Vocational Training 2022-2026 includes among its main purposes
improve the qualification of people and the competitiveness of companies, in addition to adapting specialized training to the immediate needs of the Canarian market. "We have to be more agile when it comes to better adjusting what companies need and how training has to be adapted to those needs, because it is the companies that generate employment," he pointed out. Also, during the presentation of the Strategy, it was emphasized that
training must be linked to activities related to the blue economy, digital transformation, energy transition, creative industries or care economy.

The president remarked that this Dual Vocational Training strategy is a
commitment acquired by its Executive and that is also among the goals of the Canarian Agenda for Sustainable Development 2030. Torres recalled that the promotion of Dual Vocational Training has been taking place since the beginning of this legislature, taking important steps. In this sense, he reflected that «since 2020 the dual FP groups have doubled
going from 103 groups to the 205 that there will be next year»for which there are already a thousand collaborating companies.

The president also recalled that last year was the first in which the Government of the Canary Islands activated scholarships for Dual Vocational Training students with 500,000 euros, "an amount that is going to increase fivefold for the next year with more than 3 million euros", pointed.

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