Last Friday, September 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Caixa Forum hosted the “Dual VET Management: The role of Cities and Local Governments” conference, promoted by the BCN Vocational Educación and Training Foundation and Barcelona Activa. The conference was inaugurated by Barcelona’s councilor of Culture, Education and Science, Mr Joan Subirats, Ms Montserrat Ballarín on behalf of Barcelona’s Metropolitan Àrea and the president of Catalonia’s VET Council, Mr Fabián Mohedano.
The main VET leaders of cities such as Montreal, Dublin, Espoo, Brussels and Munich participated in this conference. Their contributions focused on the different available models, successful initiatives and ways of influencing professional training and the VET dual system at the municipal level.
During the conference, a panel discussion was also organized in which the municipalities of Molins de Rei, Barcelona, Cornellà de Llobregat, Viladecans and Granollers presented their experience and assessment regarding the dual training positions created within the same structure of their City halls.
This conference has attracted a great interest among the educational community and local authorities. It gathered some 300 attendees, mainly from municipalities and other administrations, training centers, companies and social agents.