In September 2021, the Organic Law on the Organization and Integration of Vocational Training Bill was passed, which ensures that all VT will be dual. This training modality will revolve around several cross-company themes: innovation, digitalization, applied research, and entrepreneurship.
Tomás Almarcha knows it well. He opted for Dual VT and did his internship at the low-density polyethylene plant as an operator. Now, he works at the Repsol industrial complex in Tarragona. “After finishing my university degree in Business Administration, I didn't find any job opportunities. Then I saw an offer as a plant operator, and I thought that it could be a career opportunity. I didn’t think twice about it, and I enrolled in the Industrial Chemicals Advanced Vocational Training Course. In college, you learn a lot of abstract things, but Dual VT dives into the specifics of each job role.”
According to all the expert, this training modality is going to be fundamental to respond to one of the big challenges of the Spanish economy: Having workers with high technical training capable of pursuing the new professions that the market is already demanding, in which new technologies are going to play an increasingly important role.